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    Banana Feet

    Banana feet, also known as pigeon toe or intoeing, is the name for a condition in which kids' feet turn inwards slightly while walking. Read more →

    Yes, I was 35 and went down with HFMD. I caught it of my nephew who was just over 2 years old. Luckily I didn't have any sores in my mouth or around my face, I just hand really sore hands and feet with nasty blisters and the bottom of my feet wen bright red and then black and remained like that until the skin all peeled off. Since then I have ad really dry feet but surprisingly my brother and sister in law, mother and father, partner no any of my sister in laws family contracted it and they all had close contact at the time. My Docotr had never seen a case so bad in an adult he actually took photos of my hands and feet.

    Hi i was watching the program tonight about jade,i have a 9 year old with a very curved back she says it hurts her to bend over she also as trouble with her right leg witch turns in so she as trouble when she runs she falls over i tell her to straighten her posture but she can,t do you think it could be the same as jade problem should i take her to the GP soon thankyou





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    I would take her to see your GP, You certainly wont be wasting their time, At the very least they will be able to offer advice, etc.

    Hi, my little girls ankles bend inwards as her mum has the same problem but her feet never got sorted and now she walks nearly in the inside of her ankles and am worried if I dont get help for my little girl her feet will end up like her mums. Please help! As they seem to b getting worse! Thanks





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    You should try to tell her what shes doing and either give her punishment or straighten her feet when you see her walking like that,every time she walks correctly give her a sticker or treat.

    hi im 10 years old and have flat foot my feet are getting better but people make fun of me because the way my feet look and i can't often do indoor P.E also because my little toe's nail but thats nothing to do with my flat foot they also make fun of me because in the sides of my ancles it looks like i have a second ancal and its not just me at school that gets made fun of i have a friend thats got flat foot and he uses insoles like i use to, but we dont know what to do about the making fun ? of and i dont even know if some of the children in my class knows about flat foot .





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    My son is also 13 months and has intoe which come from a twist in the bone from the knee to the ankle. this was picked up by the pediatrician at his 6 weeks check up. He was referred to a physio who he has been seeing ever since. I was given exercises to stretch his feet and try to correct them. He took his first steps at 10months and is now walking very well albeit he does trip more than the average toddler due to his feet. I saw the physio again yesterday who said she is very happy with him and thinks the exercises have really helped him. She also said sometimes with intoe there can also be a tension in the muscles which is causing in which requires a different type of treatment. Your GP should have referred you to a physio as the normal "wont refer until 18 months for not walking" does not apply when they have intoe. I have been told that it is very common and usually corrects itself by the age of 4, but I believe if we hadn't have been doing the exercises for all these months, he may not be walking so well if at all.

    I'm 13 and I've got about 10 verrucas on my feet and they're quite painful, what should I try?





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    Try duct tape that you get in a hardware shop put it on the verrucaes for 3 days then leave it off for 2 days that's what I was told to do in a&e it took about 3 weeks to clear them completely

    please can someone help my daughter has many verucas on her feet and despite numerous trips to the doctors , no change i am at my wits end





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    My 6 year old daughter has smelly armpits too! She also has EXTREMELY sweaty feet too and has done since she was about 3. Our GP has prescribed a roll on deodorant for her feet that is safe for use on other body parts such as underarms. I encourage her to wash thoroughly under her arms twice a day. The thing is she is a naturally very warm person. I would personally not be too concerned. If she starts developing signs such as pubic hair, breast development then it could be a sign of ver early puberty. precocious (early) puberty can can start at around 8 in girls but as early as 6 in some cases. If you are very worried I would see your GP but if it is just the Smelly sweat, I would not be overly concerned. If it is embarrassing for her I would go to boots and enquire about a mild and gentle roll on deodorant suitable for a child's skin, there are none marketed for children but finding one for very sensitive skin may be an idea. I encourage my daughter to use a small amount during the hot weather months. At the end of the day, if you are at all worried se you GP. Your little girl is not alone and it is comforting to know my littl1 is not alone too.

    Hello - i am 14 and a girl. On my feet there are flat circles that dent into my sin , they are small and rock hard, they have been there for 3 years andnot moved . They are not contagus. What do I have?





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    hard skin

    My son is 5 years 4 months old and has wallked on his tip toes since he has started to walk. We mentioned it to the doctor and he said he will grow out of it. We asked again at 3 and have kept asking and the doctor never really looked at him properly just kept saying he would grow out of it despite me saying that it's not that he won't put his feet down it's that he can't. When we moved home we had to change doctors and I tried again and the new doctor agreed there seemed to be a problem and reffered us. We saw the specialist in the week this program including tip toe walking was aired and were asked why my son hadn't been seen sooner. I was told he was an herbitual Toe walker and that the tendans in his legs were too short and what I thought was going to be an assesment ended in my sons legs both being put in casts to stretch the tendans which in 4 weeks will be removed and another put on to position the feet even further back. This has caused him quiet a bit of distress and time off school and not being able to play in the playground and do PE. If this had been noted when we first asked about it he may not have had to go through this and could possibly of had physio or special shoes and not have had it be such an ordeal for him, so my question is why if this is a known problem was it not really looked into and dismissed as something he will grow out of? Shouldn't there be a referal when this is brought up incase it is one of the 3 causes that were mentioned in the programme?





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    I know how you feel, my son is 6 and having his casts on next week. He was seem twice by a physio under the age of 3 but I was told he'd grow out of it. I wasn't given any exercises to do, even though 30 years ago when I tiptoed I had regular exercises and had stopped by school age. It was me had queried it again this year as his calves are very defined and the problem hasn't gone away. I'm feeling a bit aprehensive as I'm not sure how he will adapt and feel awful that he may suffer any pain. we've also been told that he could end up having 3 cycles of casts plus shoes at the end, the hard bit is making him understand as he likes to tiptoe. I agree that it should be assessed properly and follow up visits. I hope your son is doing well now

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    My name is emily and I'm 14 years old, I have a habit of walking on my tip toes, I've asked my mum about it and she said it's normal because I've done it for ages, my feet are all curved upwards from doing this, and I feel worried because I haven't grown out of it and can't seem to either.





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    i am in the same situation. my daughter is nearly one and has just started sitting unaided for 5-10 mins on one side of her bum.i have major concerns which have all been associated to late developer. from 6months i noticed that one leg is shorter than the other, the fold on her thighs are not in symetry, tip toe on one feet when she upright and she looks curved from behind. i have not had the opportunity of an x-ray yet but from what i've read from lena i would visit my Gp again insisting for one.





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    yes i have the same thing. so just touch your toes and ask someone to look at your spine and if it slightly curved then yes you have scoliosis and if it is straight then you would have to see your doctor...

    I am 16 and I have just discovered that I have Scoliosis. The doctor is referring me to a specialist. One of my hips is more 'curved' than the other, and I sometimes get a few pains in my curvier hip. I feel quite upset about it and I really need reassuring. What can I do to help make it better?





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    my grandaughter is 19 months old and was tip toe walking well she waent even walking she had serial casting on both feet for 6 weeks and had them off 6 days ago, her feet are completly flat now, but she is finding it hard to walk on the feet, i am wondering how long it will take before her feet feel normal she has very sensitive toes and doesent like socks on her at all, she had a habit of walking on her knees before she had the cast on and now she is back to walking on her knees and when she had the cast on her was walking perfectly,





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    Yes I have both my sons have club feet my youngest having bilateral club feet my 9 year old son.is still having treatment and is due another foot release my one.year old is having the.ponseti method but his feet do slip out of position in his boot. The best way to stop the feet slipping is when.u put the.boots on lift the.foot up and put heel.in.first an then.oust it back then.strap the one strap first to hold the foot then.do all the straps to the tight. Position that u can.with out causing discomfort it can.be done . Find it easiest after they have had a bath when.the.foot is relaxed an.more flexible

    Hi i'm Jaz and im 14 years old. I had this operaion 2 weeks ago and it turn out really well, i went from having a 70 degree curved to a 15 degree curve. I went home 6 days after surgery, i'm not in too much pain and i can walk and run again, which is really good. I would fully recommend the surgery xx





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    my son is 12 years old and his feet have started to turn in over the last 12 months he has never had trouble with his feet before any advice please





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    Hi, I have many verrucas on both feet and they are dotted around, I can't help but be very conscious of these. I'm nearly 16 and I hate them, I would Iove to have my feet out but I can't because of them. I have tried many things but nothing seems to work, I have had these for nearly 3 years and just want to get rid!! Someone help!!





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    Hi, my little niece "suffers" from turned-in feet. She is 18 months old now but has been walking since she was 10 months old! She has always been clumsy walking because of it and I guess this is where she suffers- tripping, falling downstairs a couple of times! When she got shoes...relatively recently...this has helped the clumsiness but she still walks with inturned feet. I am worried but her mum has been told by a friend to leave it till she's older!!! But surely is she damaging her feet...legs...ankles? Thanks in advance!





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    I'm now 14 years of age and I am pigeoned toed in both feet, Im not as bad as what I was when I was younger but Im still very clumsy and I still sit and stretch my feet out 2 times a day, some children grow out of it like my little brother but others don't, it gets better though xxxxxx





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    I am 13 years old and when I walk my feet stick out is this banana feet?





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    My daughter from the age of 1yr has been falling over her feet for a long time now she's 6 it has not got better, both her feet are ever noticeably turn in. I went to the DR and all I was told she will grow out of it. She walks better when she has her shoes the wrong way round. What should I do?





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    My daughter from the age of 1yr has been falling over her feet for a long time now she's 6 it has not got better, both her feet are ever noticeably turn in. I went to the DR and all I was told she will grow out of it. She walks better when she has her shoes the wrong way round. What should I do?





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    Hello, I had the same problem and couldn't tell if my sons feet were in the boots correctly and they would slip out. We cut a small semi circle at the back of the boot so I could see that the sole of the feet were on bottom of the shoes.

    hi i am almost 13 and i have a lot of veruccas on the balls of my feet. they are very embarrasing and sometimes painful, i have tried bazzucca but it dosen't work . i have a pool party coming up, and i don't want my feet to be covered in plasters or tape at the time and i don't want to embarrass my friend.PLEASE HELP ME





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    try verugon my son had verucas all over his feet he had them frozen lots of time with out sucess tried this from the chemist and it worked its about £4.00 a tube but it works

    My son is 10 and his feet point outwards, like a penguin. I have consulted the doctor who advised it was due to him not getting much taller in the past few years. When we ask my son to point his feet inwards he is in pain and this is very uncomfortable. Please can you offer some advice





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    I'm 13 years old and I've always walked on my tippytoes. My older sister did it when she was little and still walks funny at sixteen. My mother told me she did it as a child but had grown out of it by my age. My parents took me to a physical therapist when I was eight and I graduated from it when I was nine. It did nothing for me at all. I also have night splits for my feet but they hurt so much that I can't fall asleep with them on. I can't walk flat foot before I've been up and walking around for three to four hours and I can't sit on the ground with my feet straight out in front of me. I have found that balancing on one foot with the others heel resting on my toes helps a little. The only time that my feet are a problem is when I'm doing athletic activities. I can't run flatfoot because my legs won't stretch far enough away from each other to take the long strides needed.





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    what about adults? i never had corrective treatment as my nerves are damaged so i am 38 and have got by with both feet deformed doing manual work on my feet for 12 hours. i now have hip pain, back pain, my knees are in a bad way and walking is painful. do i qualify for dla?





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    Adult ignored. Classic!

    Thank you everyone for telling your stories, I have my son reading through these posts, to get through his stubbornness. My son has bilateral club feet and has had several surgeries. It’s been four years since his last, and he does not want to wear braces to stretch his Achilles tendon, which cannot be stretches any more by surgery. His doctor told him he will be tip toeing if he doesn’t correct his feet now.





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