Children and Growing Pains
Children are not "little adults". Their physiology is different often requiring treatments and assessments that are different from those appropriate for adults. Children left to grow up with achy legs, poor foot and leg posture or growing pains will tend to avoid activity. Often such children develop poor self esteem due to an inability or lack of desire to participate in sporting activities.
Children typically inherit the physical characteristics of parents, grandparents and other family members. While they may inherit their parents good looks, structural imperfections such as excessively bowed legs or knock knees may also be inherited. These imperfections may then lead to poor foot function, flat feet, poor posture or incorrect walking technique.
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