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Get Ahead Kids - Vol. 3, No. 5 - September/October 2011

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Why Kids Don't Need To Suffer Leg Pain

By Adam Glascock

Many of us whose children participate in winter sports from netball to hockey to soccer and rugby will at some time hear our little weekend warriors complain of sore legs and feet. This may be after sport, a long day at school, on rising or even just a family excursion.

Whilst 'growing pains' has been a term widely used to define these complaints, there is often underlying causes which when addressed result in the cessation of pain, along with no late nights rubbing legs and preparing hot packs. Hip, knee, foot and ankle pain in children is not a simple problem to solve.

Focused stretching and suitable footwear, addressing poor lower limb function and biomechanics relieves these pains which can mask greater problems uncovered when correctly assessed by an experienced podiatrist frequently dealing with paediatrics.

Put simply, our children don't have to 'put up with' their pain and assessment is a good starting point to a happy sporting hero.

About Newcastle Family and Sports Podiatry

For with over 80 years, Newcastle Family and Sports Podiatry have focused on assessing and helping children to walk, run and play better, without pain. Newcastle Family and Sports Podiatry have a strong paediatric focus from new born through teen years from amateur to world class athletes.

It offers experienced advice and treatment for 0-19 year old children and professional athletes for problems of the lower limb including the hip, knee, ankle and foot.

More Information

Adam Glascock
Principal Podiatrist B App Sc Pod
Newcastle Family & Sports Podiatry
P: 02 4961 4411
office@newcastlepodiatry.com.au
ww.newcastlepodiatry.com.au


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