Caring for your child’s feet from birth can make a significant difference in how well they walk and reduce painful foot problems for the rest of their lives. For an assessment of your child’s feet by an expert podiatrist, visit Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center in Carmichael or Sacramento, California, for help. Call today to find out more about pediatric foot care or book an appointment online.
Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center offers Pediatric Podiatry as one of their many specialties. Your child may be born with foot and ankle abnormalities that require preventative correction while the infant or child is young to prevent greater foot complications later in life.
Early intervention is best when correcting infant and children’s feet issues. Work closely with your podiatrist at Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center to safeguard your child’s feet as they grow. Children with uncorrected foot and ankle issues can cause possible uncomfortable social situations and they may be less likely to participate in and enjoy sports and exercise.
Infant feet are still very soft, as well as being very small, which makes them vulnerable to damage. Pressure is the most likely culprit, from ill-fitting bootees, onesies, socks, or bedding. You should always make sure there’s plenty of room for your baby’s feet inside their clothing to help prevent any abnormalities developing.
Please contact Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center for advice. Please remember to check your baby’s feet regularly. Prompt treatment is always best and if you have any questions about your child’s feet, please consult with the pediatric podiatry specialists at Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center. Their doctors will consult with you to ensure your child’s feet are healthy and functioning properly.
There are also a number of different developmental abnormalities your child might have, but you can avoid many of these by taking care of your child’s feet as they’re growing. Encourage whole body health for your child (and their feet) by feeding your child a healthy diet, making sure they get plenty of rest, exercise and keeping your child’s feet clean.
Providing proper footwear for your child’s growing feet is an important detail. Shoes should have a correct fit and fit the occasion for play, school and sports. Check your child’s feet often and if you have a question or notice a problem, please contact Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center for an appointment. Light, flexible footwear made from natural materials is best. Keep on checking their feet, as they might not be aware there’s a problem.
Does your child have an abnormal gait (defined as a person's manner of walking) or have feet that turn inward or outward? Custom braces for the foot/ankle, custom orthotics or surgery may be what your Podiatrist suggests to correct these foot and ankle problems.
Treatments for your child’s foot problems depend on the nature of the condition, but early attention is always advisable. Call Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center today to book your child’s appointment or schedule a consultation online.