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Pediatric Podiatry

Few things are more important to a parent than their child. You care about their interests, activities, education, and especially health. As a parent, you want only the best for your child when it comes to their foot care. At Paradigm Foot Care, your little ones will receive state-of-the-art children’s foot care from compassionate, experienced podiatrists who keep you informed and involved in your child’s diagnosis and treatment at every stage.

Keeping Kids Healthy

Treating pediatric foot conditions is a passion for Drs. Daniel Hake and Darren Vigee. Whether your child’s foot or ankle condition is the result of an injury, has developed during growth, or has been present since birth, our specialists are equipped to handle it. Our pediatric podiatrists perform evaluations and diagnostic tests to get a specific and accurate diagnosis so they can best remedy the problem. They also educate you about the diagnosis and work with you to develop a treatment plan to meet your child’s needs.

Advanced Children’s Foot Care for Common Foot & Ankle Conditions

ToeWalking

Toe Walking

What causes Toe Walking? Some instances of toe walking have a known cause, such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy. Toe walking may also be associated with autism, developmental delay and sensory processing problems. Other instances of toe walking are idiopathic, or of unknown cause. Toe walking is more common in babies born prematurely, and in 30% to 70% of cases a family history may be attributable.

Gait Abnormalities

Young children are expected to walk differently from adults. It takes several years of walking development for their stride and balance to “normalize” and resemble those of their parents. Sometimes, however, their gait differences do not line up with what is typical for their developmental age group. In-toeing, out-toeing, limping, and toe-walking fall under this category.

FlatFoot

Pediatric Flatfoot Deformity

Flatfeet in young children is not uncommon, but as it extends into later childhood and adolescence, it could become a problem. The doctors evaluate the state of your child’s flatfoot and determine if treatment to relieve any conditions arising from it may be necessary.

Tarsal Coalition (or Rigid Pediatric Flatfoot)

If the flatfoot becomes stiffened, it limits the foot’s range of motion. This could lead to serious problems walking, additional conditions arising from accommodating the pain and limited movement, and even arthritis later in life.

 

In-Toeing (due to Metatarsus Adductus)

This is a kind of in-toeing caused by a foot deformity present from birth. The forefoot and toes curve inward, creating a “bean” shape. The condition can be flexible (meaning you can straighten your child’s foot with your hands), or it can be inflexible (meaning the foot is rigid).

Ingrown Toenail

What is an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenails are a common, painful condition that frequently affects children and adolescents. It occurs when skin on the side of a nail grows over the edge of the nail, or when the nail itself grows into the skin. This condition is usually very painful and can be associated with infection of the toe. Some ingrown toenails are chronic, with repeated episodes of pain and infection

HeelPain

Sever’s Disease

Heel Pain – Sever’s disease is a painful condition of the heel affecting children, usually at the beginning of the growth spurt in early puberty. It is caused by inflammation at the growth plate at the back of the heel, adjacent to the Achilles tendon attachment. This is one of the most common causes of heel pain in school-aged children. Physically active children aged between eight and fourteen years old are most at risk of developing pain from Sever’s disease.