A baby’s feet are beautiful. They’re tiny, pink, clean and kissable. So as parents, it’s up to you to protect the two tiny feet they are born with because it’s the only two they’ll ever have. Babies come into the world without shoes and flat footed. There’s nothing wrong with a baby going barefoot or stocking footed up to first year or so. Once they are ready to walk you can put shoes on their feet. However, if you notice a problem with the feet of a young child, visit Drs. Joel Brook, Arroyo, and McClurkin immediately. A problem that exists early on will not correct itself.
Inspect children’s feet often. They are soft, flexible and are susceptible to pressure that can lead to abnormal walking trends, making it difficult to participate in normal physical and social activities. Your child should be examined by a podiatrist no later than the time he or she starts school. Always look critically at the way your child moves. Limping and other tell-tale gait abnormalities may indicate problems that can be corrected if dealt with early. If your child is in pain, don’t ignore it. Pain is often the body’s way of letting you know something is not right.
Teach good hygiene and nail grooming to children who are old enough. Until that time parents must educate themselves on correct nail grooming and pick up the clippers, or get assistance from your podiatrist.
Shoe shopping presents another challenge that parents must face head on. A growing child will probably require more than one pair of shoes per year. If you are trying to keep a child in street shoes and sneakers, this can become a financial challenge, multiplied by the number of children in your household.
Your child needs to be fit in a shoe that is roomy in the toe box, supportive in the heel, fastens snugly to the foot to prevent forward sliding and have a flexible sole where the foot flexes. Leather and canvas work the best for kids because kids are active. These materials are durable and allow for circulation.
While guarding children’s feet in the summer months, remember, shoes are the best protection against injury, but often, quick as a wink, the shoes come off. If any mishap occurs remember Drs. Joel Brook, Arroyo, and McClurkin are here to treat wounds, athlete’s foot and fungal infections, as well as, all other ailments of the foot and ankle. They treat all ages of patients from babies on up. Call Dallas Podiatry Works at 972.853.7100 or Baylor/Plano at (972) 943-3323.
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.
Plano Office: 5068 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 155, Plano, TX 75093
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