Dr. Jarman is a Pediatric Podiatrist in Phoenix Gilbert Arizona area and specializes in treating Kids and Children’s Feet for Heel Pain (Sever’s Disease), Ankle Pain, Flat Feet and other foot conditions and problems.
A pediatric podiatrist understands the complexities associated with an infant or child’s foot, ankles, or feet. Specialties include treating and preventing foot ailments for children. The care of children’s feet can be very different from foot care in adults. Any problems with a child’s feet must be evaluated by a specialist. If left unchecked, pain and other issues can lead to back and hip problems, and even obesity in the child.
Many of the foot conditions that affect adults, such as flat feet, plantar warts, ingrown toenails and heel pain, affect children as well. A child’s active lifestyle and physical development can result in some of these conditions occurring more frequently, or taking on different characteristics. Some heel pain and flat feet are a result of normal muscle and bone growth changes in a child’s legs. Many children and adolescents develop warts and ingrown toenails from their increased activity on their feet. One of the possible causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This is an inflamed section of the heel bone, where the plantar fascia – a think band of tissue – attaches.
Strong healthy feet in children can help to avoid many types of problems in the lower extremities later in life. For this reason, it is vital to periodically have your child’s feet screened and analyzed.
Pay close attention if your child complains of foot, ankle, or heel pain and especially if your child does not want to run or be active, it could be the result of pain. Children that take dance lessons such as modern dance, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop often experience some type of pain or injury as do kids that participate in sports such as Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Golf, Football, or Soccer.
Our office is highly experienced in treating children’s foot problems. From problems at birth, to those caused by dance or sports, we can help your child to continue being active and participating in their favorite physical activities. We treat many teenagers and children who have had challenges taking part in dance or sports due to foot problems.
Gentle care and treatment of children’s feet. Contact Dr. Mikkel Jarman – Pediatric Podiatrist, Phoenix area in Gilbert, Arizona specializing in heel pain, flat feet, and other foot problems – ankle pain, foot pain ailments, or congenital deformities of the foot or ankle.