Welcome to Pediatric Foot & Ankle!
Dr. Sabghir specializes in the management and treatment of congenital, acquired and developmental problems of the foot and ankle. The goal is to provide patients and family members with the educational tools to understand the condition being treated and work together to achieve resolution. Dr. Sabghir believes visiting the doctor should be a stress-free, pleasant experience to get you back up on your feet as quick as possible.
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.
Who should see a podiatrist?
- All children within the first few years of life; especially those who in-toe, toe walk, have any foot deformity (even mild), heel pain, growing pains, fatigue, tired legs, “clumsiness” and, importantly, children whose parents suffer from foot pains and structural deformities.
- Any adult with foot pain, discomfort, or deformity affecting everyday activities
- Everyone with a diagnosis of Diabetes types I & II
- Handicapped and special needs population