Many foot problems occur during childhood years — and if ignored, your child could end up with mobility issues throughout adulthood. Hudson Valley Foot Associates provides outstanding care for your child’s feet in offices in Kingston, New Windsor, Wappingers Falls, Hudson, Red Hook, Margaretville, and West Coxsackie, New York. If your child experiences an injury or has foot pain, call the office nearest you or click the online booking link to schedule an appointment now.
Pediatric foot care is medical care covering your child’s feet. Because you rely on your feet to support you throughout your life, good foot care is particularly important during childhood. With pediatric foot care, you can guide healthy foot development as your child grows and also address potentially serious issues before they cause lifelong problems.
If your child develops any new foot symptoms or experiences an injury, pediatric foot care is crucial for their recovery. Some of the main problems that can affect children include:
All children have flat feet until they’re around six years old. Approximately 10-20% of children have flat feet into adulthood.
If your child has rigid flatfoot, in which they don’t have arches when standing or sitting, it may cause severe foot pain and require treatment.
Sever’s disease, or calcaneal apophysitis, occurs when the Achilles tendon pulls the growth plate within the heel bone. This causes inflammation and heel pain. Some children may experience minor swelling in the heel as well.
Sever’s disease often affects children during growth spurts and is particularly common in very active children who participate in sports activities. Treatment is important because it provides symptom relief while allowing time to heal.
Children can also experience Achilles tendonitis, athlete’s foot, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, and various other foot issues as they grow up. Pediatric foot care at Hudson Valley Foot Associates covers all your child’s needs so they can grow up healthy with feet they can rely upon.
Hudson Valley Foot Associates offers a complete spectrum of treatment options for children with foot issues. The experienced board-certified podiatrists always take the gentlest conservative approaches where possible, with options like custom orthotics, bracing, activity modifications, and physical therapy.
If your child has an injury or foot deformity that requires surgery, you can count on the Hudson Valley Foot Associates surgeons for minimally invasive surgery that protects your child while correcting the problem.
The caring specialists use a warm and compassionate approach with patients of all ages, but this is particularly important with kids. They understand that your child may be a bit nervous about seeing the doctor, so the medical providers go the extra mile to make sure that both you and your child feel comfortable and positive about treatment.
For help with pediatric foot care, call the Hudson Valley Foot Associates office nearest to you or book an appointment online now.