Pediatric Foot And Ankle Care

doctor examining child with foot injury

Children can experience the same foot and ankle problems as adults. However, because of their growing bodies and often active lifestyles, children may be more susceptible to certain conditions and have different or more severe symptoms. Our center for foot and ankle care specializes in providing outstanding care for children in the Mentor, Ohio, region, ensuring they can enjoy a lifetime of foot and ankle health.

Common Foot Conditions In Children

Children may encounter a variety of foot and ankle problems, some of which are hereditary deformities that are present at birth and others that result from an injury, ill-fitting footwear or a viral infection. Among the most common foot conditions in children are:

  • Ingrown toenails: These occur when a corner of a toenail grows into the skin. This causes mild to severe pain and may lead to infection if left untreated.
  • Plantar warts: These are caused by a viral infection.
  • Flat feet: This is a hereditary condition in which the entire sole of the foot touches the ground when standing. Those with flat feet may experience pain in the heel or arch area of the foot, as well as difficulty balancing.
  • Growth plate injuries: This is when the growth plate on a bone stops producing tissue. This may arise from a broken bone or sprain and can result in deformity if not treated.
  • Heel pain: Heel pain in children can come after increased activity or running on hard surfaces. It can present as sharp stabbing pain and make it difficult to walk.

We are the largest center for foot and ankle care in Mentor, Ohio, and our team of doctors specializes in providing early diagnosis and treatment for common foot conditions in children.

Our Center For Foot And Ankle Care Can Help

If you live in the Mentor, Ohio, region and have a child who is experiencing foot and ankle problems, contact Podiatry Inc. today to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists. The pediatric podiatrists at our center for foot and ankle care can provide treatment plans to address problems as they arise, helping to prevent more serious problems in the future. Call us at 216-245-1290, or schedule an appointment by filling out our online contact form.

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