Pediatric Foot Care in Waxahachie, TX
Waxahachie Podiatrists Provide 5-star Treatment for Children & Teens
Children with strong, healthy feet avoid many kinds of lower extremity problems later in life. That’s why it is important to inspect your children’s feet periodically. Children can have foot and ankle problems, too.
Our Waxahachie podiatrists are experts at treating all foot and ankle problems that can occur during childhood and during the teenage years. This is when done people are still rapidly growing and developing.
If your child needs to be evaluated for an injury, or you would like to try by to ensure that there feet and ankles developing correctly, we are here in Waxahachie to help.
Advanced Pediatric Foot & Ankle Care in Waxahachie
Below we will discuss what you can expect in the development of each foot and how your Waxahachie podiatrists can help you.
- Baby feet- Your baby will be born with 26 bones, 33 joints and 19 muscles in each foot. This means that one quarter of your body’s bones are in your feet. At birth, these bones are extremely soft (they are actually cartilage at this point) and are prone to deform with the wrong pressure. In the first year, your baby’s feet will grow more rapidly than at any other time in their life. The average baby’s feet grow from a size 0 to a size 5 the first 12 months. This is why foot specialists consider the first year to be the most important in the development of your child’s feet.During this time, your baby’s feet should be covered with loose fitting socks and if shoes are necessary, they should be soft, flexible and also loose fitting. This decreases the amount of pressure on the soft bones of your child’s foot and allows for more natural development. If you notice something about your child’s feet that concerns you, call our experienced Waxahachie podiatrists and let us help put your mind to rest.
- Toddler feet- Although most babies will take their first steps between 9 to 15 months, many children will walk later or when they are ready. Once your child who becomes a toddler, begin to watch when and how they walk. At this point in the life, it is normal for a child to have a flat feet and even in-toe. It is common to have a lot of falls as your child learns to balance on one foot while walking. Continue loose socks and soft shoes to allow the muscles to strengthen naturally.
Child’s feet- By the age of 8 or so, your child’s foot structure has developed. Bones are still growing and growth plates are open. At this age, active children may begin to get pain in the back and bottom of the heel. This is most often due to a condition called Severs disease. This is when the growth plate and the heel becomes inflamed. This typically affects children between the ages of between 8-14. If your child complains of heel pain, call your expert podiatrists at Family Foot & Ankle Centers so we can get this problem eliminated.
Teenager’s feet- Your teenagers feet have almost reached their adult size. The feet will stop growing around the age between 14-16 years old. Some of the most common foot problems we will see in this age group are ingrown toenails, heel pain and flat feet. If your child has any of these problems please schedule an appointment with your Waxahachie podiatrists for evaluation.
Learn More About Pediatric Foot Care in Waxahachie, TX, Today!
If you are concerned about your child’s feet, schedule an appointment today by calling us at 972-597-4132 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. During your appointment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Call today to receive 5-star care for your child’s foot issues.
As the premier podiatry centers in Waxahachie, Corsicana and Ennis, TX, our foot doctors and team at Family Foot & Ankle Centers also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients in our surrounding areas. We proudly serve patients in Navarro and Ellis counties and surrounding areas including Red Oak, Midlothian, Desoto, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Duncanville, Arlington and Mansfield. The Foot Specialists at Family Foot & Ankle Centers are improving lives one foot at a time.