Pediatric Foot & Ankle

Specializing in Children's Foot Pain, Care, & Treatment

Mikkel Jarman, DPM Phoenix Pediatric Podiatrist

Why We Do What We Do...

Jack was an active boy like most kids his age until he broke his foot. Like many injuries it was just an accident that no one, including Jack, could have foreseen or even avoided. He was going down the stairs like he does every day, but on this particular day one of his steps landed a little off and he rolled his foot. Here is his story.

Meet Dr. Jarman with Pediatric Foot & Ankle

Dr. Mikkel Jarman is a pediatric podiatrist practicing in the Phoenix Metropolitan area of Gilbert, Arizona, who specializes in treating the unique needs of children’s feet. Common foot ailments in children include Sever’s disease (heel pain), flat feet, and ankle pain.

We always recommend parents consult with a pediatric podiatry specialist to treat their child’s foot ailment. When left unchecked, pain and other issues can lead to your child developing hip and back problems and possibly obesity.

Dr. Mikkel Jarman specializes in diagnosing and treating problems affecting children and infants’ feet with experience, care, and patience.

We were very comfortable with Dr. Jarman, and having him do anything that needed to be done in order to alleviate any pain, soreness or any type of infection that Carter would have had. If you have any concerns, anxiety or fears such as what type of a specialist in the podiatry area, I highly recommend that you see Dr. Jarman. I assure you that he will make you feel comfortable. He'll make your child feel comfortable and safe and you'll know that you're in the best of hands in his care.

- Carter's Mom

I called Pediatric Foot & Ankle and spoke with Amber who was able to get us an appointment that day. Without hesitation, the first thing Dr. Jarman did was take some Xrays of his feet and a physical exam.
He confirmed it was Sever's Disease and created a custom orthotic for Nicholas.
After following Dr. Jarman's care plan and the custom orthotic, Nicholas is back to playing soccer and doing what he loves!

- Nicholas's Mom

Conditions diagnosed and treated by pediatric podiatrists include toe walking, flat feet, clubfoot, pigeon toe walking (also known as in-toeing), knock knees, bowed legs (which can be caused by positioning in the womb), and a variety of other ailments and conditions.

Common children's foot and ankle conditions treated by a pediatric podiatrist include:

Childrens Foot and Ankle Conditions:

  • Ailments from the ankle down
  • Congenital deformities of the ankle and foot in newborns, such as clubfoot
  • Bone and joint deformities in the foot and ankle
  • Sprains and fractures of the foot and ankle
  • Puncture wounds, foreign bodies, and abscesses in the foot and ankle
  • Skin and soft tissue problems, including ingrown toenails, soft tissue masses, plantar warts, athlete’s foot, and fungal toenails
  • Monitoring foot growth and development
  • Measuring the child for correct shoe size

Common Problems That Affect Children’s Feet

Many of the foot conditions that affect adults, such as flat feet, plantar warts, ingrown toenails, and heel pain, affect children as well. However, a child’s rapid development coupled with their more active lifestyle results in some of these conditions occurring more frequently or taking on different characteristics compared to adults. For example, normal bone and muscle growth may result in heel pain or flat feet. Increased time on their feet also makes children and adolescents more likely to develop warts and ingrown toenails.

When children have strong, healthy feet, it helps them avoid a variety of lower body issues in adulthood. To protect them, have your child’s feet examined periodically.

Finally, pay close attention if your child complains that their foot, ankle, or heel hurts. Also, look for signs of pain, such as your child no longer wanting to run or be active. Very young children don’t always tell us when something hurts. If your child takes dance lessons or plays sports, foot injuries and pain are common.

Pediatric Foot Pain Problems and Treatment, Pediatric Foot and Ankle, Gilbert AZ

Pediatric Podiatry: Gentle Care and Treatment of Children's Feet in the Greater Phoenix Area

The team at Pediatric Foot & Ankle is highly experienced in treating children’s foot problems. Whether the issue has been present since birth or is an acute injury, we can help.

We treat many children and teenagers whose foot problems prevented them from participating in dance or sports. With proper diagnosis and treatment, these children can once again participate in their favorite activities and develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.

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.

Your child’s feet are designed for life

Make an appointment today if your child is in need of a pediatric podiatrist.