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Juvenile Conditions

Juvenile Conditions Treated by Podiatrists at The Foot Room

  1. Flat Feet (Pes Planus): Flat feet occur when the arches of the feet don’t develop properly, leading to the entire sole of the foot touching the ground. Podiatrists can assess and provide interventions if needed to support proper foot alignment and alleviate symptoms such as pain or discomfort. Please note that not all flat feet need intervention and we would only treat if there was reason to do so.
  2. Sever’s Disease: Also known as calcaneal apophysitis, Sever’s disease is a common condition that affects the growth plate in the heel of growing children. Podiatrists can recommend stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and lifestyle modifications to manage pain and promote healing.
  3. Ingrown Toenails: Ingrown toenails occur when the edges of the toenails grow into the surrounding skin, causing pain, redness, and potential infection. Podiatrists can provide professional toenail care, including trimming, removal, or guidance on proper nail cutting techniques. Please click on the link for more information about ingrown toenails and treatment of ingrown toenails offered at The Foot Room.
  4. Plantar Warts: Plantar warts are viral infections that develop on the soles of the feet, often causing discomfort or pain when walking or standing. Podiatrists can offer various treatment options, please click on the link for more information. What is a Verrucae and verrucae treatments offered.
  5. Pediatric Flatfoot: Pediatric flatfoot refers to flat feet in children that may cause pain, fatigue, or difficulties with activities. Podiatrists can assess the severity and offer treatments such as orthotic devices, stretching exercises, or monitoring for any potential complications.
  6. Gait Abnormalities: Gait abnormalities in children can result from various underlying factors and may contribute to pain or affect overall mobility. Podiatrists can perform gait analysis, identify abnormalities, and recommend appropriate interventions such as orthotics, physical therapy, or footwear modifications.
  7. Sports-Related Injuries: Podiatrists play a crucial role in diagnosing and managing various sports-related injuries in children, such as ankle sprains, stress fractures, or tendonitis. They can provide treatment plans, rehabilitation exercises, and preventive measures to help young athletes recover and prevent future injuries.
  8. In-toeing or Out-toeing: In-toeing (pigeon-toed) or out-toeing (duck-footed) conditions involve abnormalities in the alignment of the feet and lower limbs. Podiatrists can evaluate the underlying causes, provide guidance on appropriate footwear, and recommend exercises or orthotic devices to address the issue.

If your child is experiencing any of these conditions or any other foot or ankle concerns, contact The Foot Room.

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