Children’s Foot Care
Ingrown toenails can occur in anyone but are very common in young children. Often, this indicates a genetic predisposition toward the condition, and the problem will keep coming back if not addressed properly. Fortunately, ingrown toenail removal is almost always a simple, one-day, in-office procedure, and partial removal of the nail matrix ensures that the ingrown part of the nail will not grow back.
Kids are highly susceptible to developing warts on the feet, due to increased exposure to the virus and underdeveloped immune systems. Most warts can be adequately addressed in 1-3 appointments with chemical or liquid nitrogen treatments. However, this may be impractical if your child has multiple severe warts. In such cases, we can also provide a hospital-based procedure to excise the wart using anesthesia and a carbon dioxide laser.
Heel pain is common in active teenagers, especially during their growth spurt years. Unlike adult heel pain, which is usually caused by plantar fasciitis, teenaged heel pain is usually caused by an injury to the growth plate of the heel bone (Sever’s disease). Growth plates are made from weaker and more sensitive cartilage, making them more vulnerable. Eventually, they will be covered by harder bone tissue, but during growth years they are exposed.
Helping Kids Stay on Their Feet
Kids are naturally active, but foot pain and misalignment can take that away from them. We love helping children of all ages with foot problems of all shapes and sizes, from stinky feet all the way to painful deformities. We pride ourselves on offering gentle, compassionate, and effective care, and do everything in our power to put kids (and their parents!) at ease throughout their entire visit. We’ll happily answer any questions or concerns you may have, too.
To schedule an appointment for your little one, complete our online contact form or give us a call at (816) 455-1155 today.