Tripping, falling, clumsy or Growing pains – Is it really normal?

Tripping, falling, clumsy or Growing pains – Is it really normal?

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Tripping, falling, clumsy or Growing pains – Is it really normal?

Is growing really responsible for your little one’s discomfort?

So, your little one is having a tough time and, therefore, so are you! There’s something not quite right but you just can’t put your finger on it.

Perhaps they seem clumsy, or they trip and fall a little more than their friends of the same age.  Maybe they don’t want to walk distances. Perhaps it appears they tire out more than the other kids. Sound familiar?

One of the most frustrating things for a parent or carer is having a child that, for no know apparent reason, wakes at night with pain in their feet legs and lower limbs. Often they’ll be in tears with pain. You’ve tried massaging them, or heat packs. You may have tried Panadol and Nurofen.

What you need is answers!

You head to the GP to tell them the things you’ve noticed. Frustratingly you’re told, “they will grow out of it” or…

“it’s growing pains” or…

“All kids get that” or …

“There’s nothing that you can do” or…

“Oh, it’s completely normal”

Whaaaaaat – You scream!!!

Well we don’t think it’s normal and there is something you can do!

All of the above are classic symptoms we see and recognise as signs your child has foot and lower limb posture problems, and this most certainly CAN be treated.

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Getting rid of your child’s pain

We see hundreds of kids who present with their parents with very similar complaints each and every year. Frustrated parents with children who are looking for answers.

One of the most rewarding things about being a practitioner is getting these kids back to health, activity and pain free! To do this we start by running through a detailed history. We examine walking, standing and posture.

We will then recommend treatment aimed at stopping the pain and making your child comfortable (and happy!) again. We provide useful suggestions around footwear, prescribe therapies like massage or orthotics alongside possibly stretching and muscle strength exercises – all aimed at kids and designed to be kid friendly!

Results that make you smile!

There is nothing better than seeing a once uncomfortable child who woke at night crying sitting in your office with a big smile! With parents who have equally enormous smiles!

Parents get to see their once-clumsy-child running around without as many grazed knees. Many mums feel relieved that they no longer have to continuously pick up their child or push them endlessly in the pram because they can now walk distances complaint free!

As a clinic we see numerous kids each week, and we LOVE it! There is little greater than knowing you’ve made someone else’s life just a little bit better. It’s quite addictive.

In an age where we find ourselves complaining that our kids need to “get outside and play more” or we’re constantly saying “put your device down” it’s important that we make certain that they have the ability to be active – without pain.

Too many times we have meet frustrated parents and upset kids who come into our office after being told there is nothing they can do only to find they could have been making things better weeks months or even years earlier!

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First steps

Is this sounds all too familiar, we’d like to help. Perhaps this is something that a friend or relative may benefit from. If that’s the case we’d love you to share it with them so they can find relief!

A Step Ahead Foot + Ankle Care is based in Western Sydney. We have multiple practitioners with loads of experience treating kids! Its our passion!

If you’d like more information please contact our helpful front desk team. They are brilliant at working through what help you need, guiding you to the appointment that is right for your family, running through costings and then reserving your appointment time. Call us today on +61 2 9673 2987 we look forward to helping.

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