5 Pediatric Feet
Our children are the most important part of our lives. As parents we want to give our kids the best medical care possible and prevent any conditions so they can life a full quality of life as they develop through life. A child’s feet and the way they walk can greatly impact how they will engage in physical and sporting activities. Since the lower extremities are the foundation of our entire bodies, we know how important it is to have healthy feet and prevent any progression of common childhood foot problems.
When babies are born their feet are very flexible and supple and over the course of a babies’ infancy their tissues and bones start to strengthen enough in order to hold them up and allow them to eventually start walking. There are many schools of thought and misconceptions as to when a child should start walking. One thing that we do know is never try to force your child to walk before he or she is ready, since their muscles and joints need to develop correctly prior to walking. As the years progress your child will develop an increased arch and start to form a more stable and stronger gait. It is at this time that the parent will be able to notice any abnormalities in their child’s gait.
`The physicians at Brick Foot & Ankle Center are experts in examining and identifying any underlying deformities in your children’s feet. By evaluating their gait pattern, early detection of problems that may arise later in life can often be prevented.
Common Pediatric Problems:
- Flat feet with out-toeing gait
- Toe walking due to a tight heel cord
- Plantar’s Warts
- Sever’s disease “Heel Pain”
- Ingrown Toenails
At Brick Foot & Ankle Center there is no problem too big or too small to treat. Just know that we treat each and every child as if they were one of our own. So do not ignore you child’s pain and discomfort as many problems can be treated early on and may prevent the progression of these problems. Even if you are not sure and want a thorough evaluation of your child’s feet please do not hesitate to call us at Brick Foot & Ankle Center and see how we treat you and your family. Please feel free to make an appointment anytime through our online “Make An Appointment” tab and we will be happy to treat you and your family.