Why is pediatric foot care important?
Pediatric foot problems can begin before children are born. These are considered congenital foot deformities and are treatable with timely podiatric intervention. Babies are born with soft, moldable bones and foot structure making non-invasive treatments highly corrective in these cases. Children are prone to a multitude of injuries and infections such as fractures, sprains, warts, ingrown toenails and many more. As the growth plates begin to close, these bones are much less moldable. However, an injury to a growth plate can have complications if not treated.
Understanding the biomechanical and developmental stages of a child’s foot is crucial to treating deformities and injuries of the pediatric population. Additionally, abnormal foot structure in a child such as flat feet or in-toe can lead to the deformities seen in the adult foot including bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis and chronic ankle sprains.
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Why is adult foot care important?
There are a variety of reasons why you may need to see a foot doctor. The musculoskeletal system of the feet, ankles, and lower legs involve many different parts that have to work together in unison to create smooth and pain-free movement. If any of these parts are not functioning properly, the whole system can suffer!
Luckily, we are highly skilled in treating a variety of conditions and issues. Whether you have slight discomfort or severe pain, we can provide you with care that allows you to live the lifestyle you want!