Dr. Mikkel Jarman, Specializing in Children's Feet

A Pediatric Podiatrist
Provides the Best Care for Children's Feet

Children's feet examination, Pediatric Foot and Ankle, Gilbert AZ

Dr. Mikkel Jarman

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.

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

Conditions diagnosed and treated by pediatric podiatrists are 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 other ailments and conditions listed below.

Foot and Ankle Conditions treated by Pediatric Podiatrists – Childrens Feet Treatment

Childrens Foot and Ankle Conditions:
  • Ailments from the ankle down in children and adolescents
  • Congenital deformities of the ankle and foot in newborns such as clubfeet
  • Deformities of the bones and joints in the foot and ankle
  • Foot and ankle sprains and fractures
  • Puncture wounds, foreign bodies and abscesses in the ankle and foot
  • Skin and soft tissue problems (including in-grown toenails, soft-tissue masses, plantar warts, athletes foot, and fungal toenails)
  • A pediatric podiatrist will also monitor your child’s feet to make sure they are developing as they should, and will measure them for the correct size shoes.

Common Foot 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. 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.

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

Podiatrist provide treatment for the following problems

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.

Your child’s feet are designed for life

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