• Ball Of The Foot Pain. An irritation and inflammation of the growth plate (apophysis) at the 2nd/3rd metatarsal head (ball of the foot). In a child, the bones grow from areas called growth plates. The growth plate is made up of cartilage cells, which are softer and more vulnerable to injury than mature bone.

    • Pain and stiffness in the front of the foot, which often leads to a limp
    • Swelling, limited range of motion, and tenderness of the affected foot
    • Increase in pain during or after activity
    • Periods of growth
    • Between 8-15 years of age
  • Unfortunately, children can’t always explain what they’re feeling other than saying it hurts. It is therefore vital for parents and people involved in the child’s upbringing, to pay close attention to the development of your child’s feet.

  • Freiberg’s Disease requires to be treated because can cause changes in shape to the bone that may lead to OA of the joint and require surgery later in life

  • Call us to find out whether your children’s treatment is covered by your private health care provider. There are a few things to consider with your private health fund such as your level of cover, your policy waiting periods, annual limits and fund rules. It is important to know what you are up for prior to your visits to avoid unwanted, expensive surprises.