Pediatric foot care treats common childhood foot problems, including plantar warts, flat feet, and Sever’s disease (a type of “growing pain”). At Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona in Chandler, Arizona, podiatrists and board-certified foot and ankle surgeons Alex Stewart, DPM, Antonius Su, DPM, and their team provide pediatric foot care to children, tweens, and teens. Call Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona today to schedule pediatric foot care for your child, or book an appointment online.
Make a pediatric foot care appointment for your child if they regularly complain of foot pain or you notice an obvious foot abnormality, like pigeon toes (toes that point inward) or flat feet. The problem might get worse if not addressed promptly.
The Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona team treats various pediatric foot problems, including:
All children are born with flat feet, but the arches usually develop by age 5-6. Some kids never develop arches due to genetics, increasing their risk of foot pain and other mobility problems.
The team offers noninvasive treatments like custom orthotics (prescription shoe inserts) to ensure all children have proper arch support.
Kids are active, whether playing sports or goofing around on the playground at recess. Unfortunately, foot and ankle injuries come with the territory, including sprains, pulled muscles, and tendonitis.
Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona offers noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments to relieve pain and get your child back on their feet.
Sever’s disease occurs when the growth plate in your child’s heel grows faster than their Achilles tendon, causing intense heel pain and making it hard to walk. Custom orthotics and at-home stretches are effective at providing relief.
Plantar warts are hard, round growths found on weight-bearing areas, like the heels and balls of the feet. They form when human papillomavirus (HPV) enters the body through cracks or cuts in the skin.
Pediatric bunions form when the bones at the front of your child’s foot change position due to wear-and-tear or their gait (how they walk). That causes the big toe joint to bulge outward, resulting in a painful, swollen bump.
The Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona team treats pediatric foot problems with a conservative, minimally invasive approach. Your child’s provider might suggest:
Should your child need more specialized treatment, the team offers minimally invasive and traditional open foot and ankle surgery.
Call Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona today to schedule pediatric foot care for your child, or book an appointment online.