Here at the Foot & Ankle Specialists of Illinois, we can help you manage a number of Pediatric foot conditions. We have a variety of services to help treat these conditions including surgery, custom orthotics, and more. Our goal is to treat all complaints as efficiently and effectively as possible. We understand that any condition can feel even more urgent when it comes to your child. So, to learn more about the conditions we treat follow the links below.
Warts are generally harmless growths on the skin, but can sometimes be painful and annoying depending on their location. Commonly found in children and teens, but they can also occur in adults. Warts are certainly contagious. Meaning that, as soon as you find a wart on your child, it is vital that you seek the advice of a trained medical professional on how to deal with pediatric warts to keep it from spreading to other children or other body parts.
Clubfoot is characterized by the growth and development of short and tight tendons in both the feet and legs. These tendons are responsible for connecting the bone to the leg muscles. A shorter tendon will pull the feet inward. Clubfoot is most commonly found in prenatal scans and can be verified at birth. Our team of experts has diagnosed and treated pediatric Clubfoot, achieving incredible results for thousands of our patients’ children. Our goal is to give your child the best possible foundation for them to develop and grow!
Pediatric Athletes Foot
Athlete’s foot is a well-known and a common skin infection that is caused by a fungus. This fungus acts by eating old skin cells and can find plenty of them on the feet! It’s called athlete’s foot because athletes are the ones that most often are diagnosed with it. The fungus grows on the warm, damp surfaces around pools, public showers, and locker rooms where athletes tend to spend much of their time. Because children often are not the best at following hygienic practices as strictly as adults and are barefoot more often, there is an increased risk of exposure to Athlete’s Foot fungus. Our specialists can easily diagnose cases and provide a range of treatment options to clear them up!
The development of in-toeing in young children under the age of 8 is quite common. While the condition may correct itself over time, you should always be cautious and play it safe by having a professional examine your child to ensure they are developing correctly. Catching misalignments early on makes treating them much easier for us and your child. Intoeing by itself is not painful, however it can lead to orthopedic complications later on in development. Our goal is to correct concerns early to promote healthier development as your child grows!
Pediatric Sever’s Disease
Sever’s disease is a painful condition the manifests in the heel of children while they are still growing. The tendon that attaches to the back of the heel pulls on the growth plate of the bone of the heel when moving or playing sports. The repeated stress causes pain and inflammation in the heel. While this condition is known to be very painful, it shouldn’t cause long-term damage or arthritis and often resolves once the growth plates close. Our team of experts can offer treatment methods or at the very least, useful advice to reduce pain and restore quality of life!
Children’s orthotics are designed to support and correct developmental concerns. As your child grows and their condition changes, their orthotic will need to be adapted as well. Orthotics can help realign the feet, ankles, legs, knees, and hips and come in many different types. The process begins with an accurate diagnosis of your child’s condition and an appropriate treatment plan. Our team of experts is proud of the incredible results we have provided to children with early development foot and ankle conditions, giving them the foundation to live a healthier, more active life!
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Here at the Foot & Ankle Specialists of Illinois, your child’s health is of the utmost importance. We have ample experience treating a wide variety of Pediatric foot conditions. When it comes to your child, you want someone you can trust. So schedule your appointment today with our team of specialists.