Whether a child has sustained an injury to the foot or ankle, has developed a condition during growth, or is dealing with issues which have been present since birth a children’s podiatrist can help treat an array of conditions.
At Foot + Ankle Specialty Centers, the doctors work with parents to assess the child’s overall health and podiatric issues to determine what is causing them. These evaluations are the start of a personalized treatment plan crafted specifically for the child.
Common pediatric foot concerns or issues include:
Tarsal coalition occurs when a flat foot becomes stiff and limits your range of motion. This can cause problems with walking and discomfort.
Warts, especially on the bottom of feet, and ingrown toenails are common in children.
In-toeing can be caused by a foot deformity and can cause the forefoot and toes to curve inward.
When a child’s gait does not normalize as they age they may have abnormalities which are affecting their walk including limping, toe-walking, in-toeing, and out-toeing.
Flatfeet in children is common but when it extends into adolescence it can be problematic. The doctor will evaluate the condition to determine if treatment is needed to correct the issue which the flatfoot is causing.
If you’re concerned about any of the above issues, contact Foot + Ankle Specialty Centers as soon as possible.
At Foot + Ankle Specialty Centers, children’s podiatric issues will be treated with the least invasive procedures available. The treatments will typically begin with different types of physical therapy and may include padding, splints, or braces.
Surgery is only used in the most extreme situations. If surgery is required, the office is equipped to help your child through the procedure using anesthesia and pain relief options.
Your provider provides you with clear aftercare instructions for your child. Early treatment of foot and ankle conditions can be extremely important for preventing further issues from developing.
If you have any concerns about your child’s foot care, call the office or schedule an appointment.