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Pediatric Podiatry Services in NJ & NY

Pediatric Foot Care

If you’re a parent you already know there’s a lot you have to keep an eye on when it comes to your child’s growth and development. The same can be said for their feet. At Curalta Health, our podiatrists can help ensure your child’s lower extremities develop as they should so they can walk and move normally. Foot problems are very common in young children because of the complex structure of the foot and how rapidly children grow. Because children have limited means of communicating their specific problems, parents should observe them for any abnormalities to detect problems early.

Should My Child See a Podiatrist?

Children can suffer from foot problems such as adults do, from wounds to flat feet and fractures and everything between. While some pediatricians may tell parents that flat feet are only a phase their children will grow out of, in most cases flat feet are a permanent problem and require the care and oversight of a podiatrist that specializes in pediatrics. Our podiatrists will perform a thorough physical exam to ask your child questions while observing how they stand and move in addition to possibly ordering tests such as an X-ray to confirm their diagnosis to start a treatment plan.

If you notice any of the following signs or symptoms, it could indicate you should seek podiatric help for your child:

  • Limping
  • Complaints of pain in the feet or legs
  • Moving more slowly than before
  • Losing balance more than usual
  • Claiming that shoes hurt
  • Constantly walking on tiptoe
  • Walking with toes pointed inward or outward
  • Walking bowlegged
  • Wounds, growths, or disfigurations on the feet

What Does Pediatric Podiatry Treatment Include?

Treatment for your child’s foot and ankle problem may include:

  • Stretching and physical therapy
  • New shoes
  • Orthotic devices
  • Prescription creams or medicines

To book an appointment for pediatric podiatry with Curalta Foot + Ankle, please contact us or call 1-888–777-1430 today.

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