No matter how much you try to protect your child, sometimes they might require effective, and compassionate pediatric care when life takes an unexpected turn and an injury happens. The skilled podiatrists at Foot Care 2 You in Toms River, West Orange, Elmwood Park, and Bloomfield, New Jersey, have extensive experience treating pediatric injuries, conditions, and concerns that affect the foot and ankle. The Foot Care 2 You specialists offer proven-effective testing, services, and treatments. Schedule online or call your nearest office today.
Pediatric foot care refers to the branch of medicine centered around the podiatric care of children and adolescents.
Only qualified podiatrists, like those at Foot Care 2 You, should care for pediatric patients. Pediatric podiatrists can treat a range of conditions, injuries, and concerns relating to the foot and ankle, such as plantar fasciitis, pediatric fractures, and warts.
Sports, overexertion, a skateboard accident, a fall, a motor vehicle accident, and other factors can cause children’s injuries.
Some of the different types of pediatric injuries include a broken bone, growth plate fractures or injuries, and a muscle tear or strain. Some children have arthritis and inflammatory autoimmune diseases that can affect the feet and ankles.
Some of the most common pediatric foot and ankle problems include:
Osgood Schlatter and Sever’s disease are two common growth plate (bone) injuries that can happen in children. Sever’s disease refers to the inflammation of the growth plate in the heel of children, and Osgood-Schlatter’s disease causes a painful lump under the kneecap.
Many children have unexplained foot pain that should be evaluated by the Foot Care 2 You pediatric podiatrists.
If your child has an emergency or severe foot deformity or pain, you should visit your local emergency room as soon as possible.
Developing children’s bones are different to fully grown adult’s bones in a number of ways. Children’s growing bones are more likely to bend or buckle, and they’re more resilient. Children typically heal faster than adults as a result of the thicker layer of connective tissue (periosteum) that surrounds their bones.
Children’s open growth plates regulate future bone growth and are more susceptible to injury. Following a fracture or injury, if this vulnerable part of the bone doesn’t heal properly, the bone can grow in at an angle or grow more slowly than other bones in the body.
Pediatric foot care gives your child access to a specialist with experience and knowledge caring for the specific podiatric needs of children.
Foot Care 2 You provides a range of testing and treatment methods, including medications, lifestyle changes and patient education, and minimally invasive surgical procedures when necessary.
For expert pediatric foot care, call Foot Care 2 You today or use the online scheduling tool.