Childhood is a fun and carefree time, without the worries and responsibilities of adulthood—or at least, that’s how adults like to think of it. While it’s true there are many worries and responsibilities that children don’t have to deal with, they have plenty of their own challenges. More than that, some “adult” issues and pains may not be as exclusive to adulthood as some people think. That’s certainly the case with juvenile or pediatric bunions. Bunions in children aren’t as common as in adults, but they can happen.
Pediatric bunions are a lot like their adult counterparts: the great toe joint slides out of alignment where the base of the toe and 1st metatarsal meet. This bulging joint can be quite painful for kids and make some shoes and activities uncomfortable. So how did your child end up with a pediatric bunion?
For most children, bunions are genetically inherited. Bunions may run in your family, or your child may have inherited a flat foot which can make a bunion deformity worse and lead to further complications.
The good news for your child is that pediatric bunions are definitely treatable. Conservative care is usually best for feet that haven’t finished growing. In cases where conservative care isn’t enough, though, surgery is possible. They key is determining what will best benefit your child’s unique feet.
Our premier bunion specialists are here to help your family get the best possible bunion care at any and every age. Contact Dallas Podiatry Works for more information or to make an appointment to check out your child’s bunion today. Just use our website or call us: 972.853.7100 for Dallas, or (972) 943-3323 for Plano.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.