Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J.
Podiatrists & Podiatric Surgeons located in Hillsborough, South Plainfield, Middlesex, East Brunswick & Woodbridge, NJ
As your baby grows, it’s important that their feet are developing properly. To keep your child’s feet healthy, the experienced team of podiatrists at Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J. offers comprehensive pediatric foot-care services at their offices in Hillsborough, Middlesex, Woodbridge, South Plainfield, and East Brunswick, New Jersey. Pragnesh Patel, DPM, and Jyotsna Thapar, DPM, offer on-site diagnostics and treatment services for common pediatric foot conditions, including flat feet, ingrown toenails, and plantar warts. The team also offers foot-care resources and hygiene tips to promote healthy feet. Schedule a pediatric foot-care consultation online or by calling the office nearest you.
Pediatric Foot Care
What pediatric foot-care services are available?
The experienced podiatrists at Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J. focus on the proper development of your child’s feet from infancy to their high school years and beyond.
The goal of the available pediatric foot-care services is to monitor foot growth and prevent possible long-term complications, like ingrown toenails and flat feet. The medical team also provides comprehensive foot-care recommendations that cover hygiene, nail care, and infection prevention.
The doctors can also evaluate and monitor any structural issues in the foot resulting from birth or an injury.
What are common pediatric foot conditions?
A baby’s foot growth can be compromised by wearing clothing or shoes that are too tight and don’t allow their legs and feet to move freely. The Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J. podiatrists can monitor foot growth and ensure your baby’s arches and muscles are developing properly.
As babies get older, your podiatrist guides their initial walking phase, including recommendations for proper-fitting shoes. During this time, the doctors evaluate your child’s feet to ensure their toes aren’t curling, and they are walking with a normal gait.
When your child is constantly on the go and participating in sports and other activities, the Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J. team offers comprehensive evaluations to prevent common conditions like:
- Plantar warts
- Ingrown toenails
The team also diagnoses and treats flat feet, a condition where the arches of the foot fail to develop. Another common pediatric foot condition is Sever’s disease, which develops when your child’s growth plate is irritated, causing persistent heel pain and difficulty walking.
When should I schedule a pediatric foot consultation?
One of the best ways to prevent long-term complications from a foot-related condition is to schedule a diagnostic evaluation as soon as you notice something isn’t right.
In addition to identifying potential foot conditions in your child, the Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J. doctors actively work with you and your child to address existing symptoms and prevent future complications. The team is also available to answer any questions you have about caring for your child’s feet and preventing activity-related injuries, like sprains and fractures.
To schedule a pediatric foot-care appointment, call the Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J. office nearest you or request an appointment online now.