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Pediatric Foot Conditions Specialist

Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists & Podiatric Surgeons located in Farmington, NM

The specialists at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists in Farmington, New Mexico, understand the unique foot care needs that children have. They offer comprehensive care for pediatric foot conditions caused by injuries or defects in the structures of the foot and ankle. The physicians also offer preventive resources to ensure that your child’s feet develop properly. If your child complains of ongoing foot pain or you notice changes in the way they walk, don’t delay a diagnostic evaluation with the team at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialist. Request an appointment by calling the office, or using the online booking tool today.

Pediatric Foot Conditions

What are common pediatric foot conditions?

As children grow, their foot shape changes and their foot care needs are much different than an adult’s, especially when they suffer a foot injury or disease.

Some of the most common pediatric foot conditions include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Inflammation
  • Broken bones

These conditions are often the result of a child’s physically active lifestyle and participating in sports. They can also develop chronic foot conditions due to their genetic history. Clubfoot is a common congenital disability that causes a child’s toes and heel to twist inward.

Your child could also develop in-toeing (pigeon toes), where the front part of the feet turn inward, or out-toeing, a condition where the middle of the feet bend inward.

When should I seek a pediatric foot evaluation for my child?

It’s important to schedule a pediatric foot evaluation at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists as soon as you notice differences in the way your child walks or if they complain of foot pain. By addressing the issues as early as possible, you can prevent a worsening of your child’s condition and ensure they receive the proper foot care.

Other common foot issues that should receive an evaluation include:

  • Limping
  • Open wounds
  • Walking on toes
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Frequent loss of balance

If your child suffers a broken bone that’s visible through the skin, seek emergency medical care at the nearest hospital emergency room or by calling 911.

What treatments are available for pediatric foot conditions?

As specialists in pediatric foot care, the team at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists offers comprehensive care for a variety of foot conditions. Their office is well-equipped with the latest diagnostic technologies to evaluate the root cause of pain or other symptoms.

Customized treatment is available that focuses on repairing injuries, protecting your child’s foot and ankle health, and preventing a worsening of their condition. In some cases, the providers will refer your child to physical therapy to improve balance and muscle strength.

The team at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists also offer routine checkups to ensure that your child’s feet are developing properly. They provide resources for proper pediatric foot hygiene to help you take care of your child’s feet at home.

If your child has chronic foot pain or you have concerns about noticeable issues with their feet, schedule an evaluation for pediatric foot conditions at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists today. You can request an appointment by calling the office or using the online booking tool.