Body Mechanics

Body Mechanics and Shoes Can Contribute to Growing PainsIt is natural for a child to want to run and jump and to do all sorts of activities. While it is natural for a child to be active in these ways, it is not always done with the proper body mechanics. Many people have poor body mechanics for the activities that they engage in, and it can be a problem all the way through adulthood. It is not uncommon for a child to have poor body mechanics in the way that they walk, run, jump, or in how they perform any number of other motions.

If you notice that your child has a tendency to trip or that their feet roll when they walk, then they might have poor body mechanics, and this could be leading to pain issues. You might also notice issues with slouching. Poor posture can affect the mechanics of the entire body, so you may need to see a doctor about correcting the posture.

For children that have an unusual gait, it might be necessary to talk to your doctor about seeing a podiatrist. There could be a problem with the child’s feet that causes them to walk and run in a way that is putting stress on the muscles in their legs.

You also want to make sure that your child has good, supportive footwear. If the shoes are not providing enough arch-support or support for the ankles, it can have an impact on the way that they walk or run. With a lack of adequate support from the shoes, it can put other areas of the legs under stress, and this can contribute to problems with growing pains.