Few things are more important to a parent than your child. You care about their interests, activities, education, and especially health. As a parent, you want only the best for your child when it comes to their foot care. At Dallas Podiatry Works, your little ones will receive state-of-the-art children’s foot care in Dallas, TX, from compassionate, experienced podiatrists who keep you informed and involved in your child’s diagnosis and treatment at every stage.
Treating pediatric foot conditions is a passion for Drs. Joel Brook, David Northcutt, Irene Arroyo, and John Baca. Whether your child’s foot or ankle condition is the result of an injury, has developed during growth, or has been present since birth, our specialists are equipped to handle it. Our pediatric podiatrists in Dallas, TX, perform evaluations and diagnostic tests to get a specific and accurate diagnosis, so they can best remedy the problem. They also educate you about the diagnosis and work with you to develop a treatment plan to meet your child’s needs.
Flatfeet in young children is not uncommon, but as it extends into later childhood and adolescence, it could become a problem. The doctors evaluate the state of your child’s flatfoot and determine if treatment to relieve any conditions arising from it may be necessary.
If the flatfoot becomes stiffened, it limits the foot’s range of motion. That could lead to serious problems walking, additional conditions arising from accommodating the pain and limited movement, and even arthritis later in life.
Young children are expected to walk differently from adults. It takes several years of walking development for their stride and balance to “normalize” and resemble those of their parents. Sometimes, however, their gait differences do not line up with what is typical for their developmental age group. In-toeing, out-toeing, limping, and toe-walking fall under this category.
The skin on your child’s feet can also benefit from our children’s foot care in Dallas, TX. Warts (especially on the bottom of the foot) and ingrown toenails are common and uncomfortable skin conditions in children. Pressure from shoes on the affected areas can make activities difficult. Thankfully, most skin conditions are easily treated.
This is a kind of in-toeing caused by a foot deformity present from birth. The forefoot and toes curve inward, creating a “bean” shape. The condition can be flexible (meaning you can straighten your child’s foot with your hands), or it can be inflexible (meaning the foot is rigid).
At Dallas Podiatry Works, we use conservative treatments to make remedying your child’s condition as easy for you and your family as possible. We start with the least-invasive approaches, only moving to more involved treatments as needed. Our Dallas foot specialists typically reserve surgery for cases that are not improving with other kinds of correction.
If surgery is your best option for healing, the procedure will be performed at Medical City Children’s Hospital. The staff and facilities there are specially equipped to handle your child’s anesthesia, after-care, and any other support your little one and family may need.
No matter how your child’s foot condition may have developed, don’t wait until it becomes quite painful to have it examined. Early treatment can make a difference in growing feet. You can trust the health of your young family members to the leading pediatric podiatry specialists in Dallas, TX. If you are concerned about your child’s feet, schedule an evaluation with one of our experts in pediatric foot care in Dallas, TX. Click here to use our convenient online appointment form, or call us directly at 972.566.7474.