Pediatric Foot Care Specialist

Premier Foot & Ankle -  - Podiatrist

Premier Foot & Ankle

Podiatrists located in Dallas, TX, Mckinney, TX & Plano, TX

Pediatric foot care is essential for your child’s development, especially for early intervention and proper treatment of deformities or injuries. At Premier Foot & Ankle, with locations in Dallas, Plano, Allen, Mesquite, Celina, McKinney, and Frisco, Texas, your child can receive compassionate and comprehensive pediatric foot care management plans. Click on the online booking feature or call your most convenient office to schedule your child’s visit.

Pediatric Foot Care Q & A

What is pediatric foot care?

 

There are a number of congenital defects and issues that can affect little ones starting from birth. Because pediatric podiatrists have extensive training in caring for children, they can intervene and provide treatments to ensure your child continues to develop healthfully. Pediatric foot care can involve diagnosing and treating:

  • Heel pain
  • Club foot  
  • Flat feet
  • Athlete's foot
  • Plantar warts
  • Ingrown toenails
  • In-toe or out-toe walking

In some cases, pediatric foot care can also include treating an injury or trauma, like if your child sprained their ankle while playing sports.

When should my child see a podiatrist?

As your child ages, they can voice their concerns and let you know if they’re experiencing pain or discomfort in their feet, so you know when it’s time to schedule a podiatric exam. But for little ones, it’s up to you to examine your child regularly and be aware of any abnormalities that may be concerning.

The caring pediatric podiatrists at Premier Foot & Ankle encourage you to bring your child in for an exam if your child:

  • Isn’t walking by about 18 months
  • Has flat feet after the age of seven
  • Experiences difficulty standing or limited range of motion
  • Has redness, swelling, or inflammation in their feet or ankles

You should also bring your child to the clinic for an exam if they have a foot wound that is severe or one that isn’t healing properly.

How are pediatric foot problems treated?

Premier Foot & Ankle entirely personalize pediatric foot care treatment plans to your child and their specific diagnosis. Your dedicated pediatric podiatrist may recommend:

  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Specialized foot or ankle braces
  • Topical treatments for infections
  • Custom-molded orthotic inserts
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Activity modifications

If your child needs surgery for a complex deformity or severe injury, the expert surgeons at Premier Foot & Ankle care for them every step of the way, including throughout their postoperative recovery stage. The team works diligently to ensure your little one experiences a full recovery, no matter which type of treatment is right for them.

The compassionate team at Premier Foot & Ankle provide a variety of personalized pediatric foot care solutions. Book your child’s exam online or call your closest clinic directly.