When issues do arise, we are ready to provide first-class treatment to address any of the common foot problems for children. As a parent, you may take comfort in knowing that many of these foot and ankle issues are treated successfully with the use of conservative methods. Surgical procedures are only used in rare cases, and after other options have been completely exhausted.
Common foot problems to watch for in children include:
- Misleading in its name, this condition is not actually a disease. Rather, this condition develops because of differences in growth rates between the heel bone and tissues that connect to it. This results in painful heels during adolescent years, especially for tweens and teens who are physically active.
- We see young patients who suffer from cases of ingrown nails that often develop from one of two reasons. Either their nails are trimmed in an improper fashion (rounded off and too short) or they wear shoes that are too small and squash the toes together.
- Often seen in children up until around age 8, and even beyond, a case of flexible flatfoot might seem like a cause of concern, but if pain is not present then it is usually only necessary to monitor the condition.
Southern Tier Podiatry takes pride in being the first choice for child foot care by loving parents across the Greater Binghamton community. Our patients expect exceptional podiatric services for their children and we are happy to consistently exceed those expectations and help our young patients find the pain relief they need!
If your son or daughter is experiencing any of the common foot problems for children, contact our Vestal, NY podiatry office and schedule an appointment today. Give us a call at (607) 217-5668 or use our online form so we can provide effective treatment for your child.