Pediatric Foot Care Specialist
Pediatric foot care is important to all parents. Our team of podiatrists at Bellagio Foot & Ankle specializes in the care and treatment of children’s podiatric needs. Our staff offers only the most advanced and effective treatments to guarantee you and your child can be confident with the results. To find out more about proper foot care for your child, call our office or schedule an appointment online.
What does children’s footcare involve?
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 Bellagio Foot & Ankle, we 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.
What are common pediatric foot concerns?
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.
Pediatric Foot Deformities
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 Bellagio Foot & Ankle immediately to evaluate your condition.
How are children’s foot issues treated?
At Bellagio Foot & Ankle, 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.