Pediatric Foot & Ankle Pediatric Podiatry Services
Children's Foot & Ankle Doctor - Phoenix, Arizona
Mikkel C. Jarman, DPM - Pediatric Podiatrist
Over-the-counter children's orthotics help treat a variety of conditions, including Sever's disease, gait abnormalities, and toe walking. We only prescribe prefab insoles that are highly rated and designed to treat the child's specific condition.
Also known as prescription insoles, custom orthotics are made especially for your child using a plaster casting of their feet. They may be prescribed to treat heel pain, Sever's disease, or gait issues. Custom orthotics always provide the best fit.
Congenital talipes equinovarus, commonly known as clubfoot, is a relatively rare musculoskeletal birth defect. Early treatment offers the best results. PFA uses the Ponseti method, which involves manipulating and casting the foot.
Pediatric flat feet is when the entire sole of the child's foot contacts the ground when standing. As children's bones and joints are extremely flexible, flat feet is very common. Dr. Jarman rarely orders treatment before the age of six.
Ingrown toenails may be caused by trimming the nail improperly, pressure from tight-fitting shoes, or acute injury. The issue rarely resolves on its own and attempting to treat ingrown toenails yourself typically exacerbates the problem.
Iselin disease affects the long bone connecting the outside of the foot to the little toe. It's most common in physically active children aged 9 to 14. The main symptom is pain that occurs during physical activity and is relieved by rest.
Commonly known as pigeon toes, in-toeing occurs when the child's feet point inward. The most common cause is metatarsus adductus, or bending of the foot bones. Tibial torsion, or twisted shins, may also cause the feet to turn inward.
Often referred to as duck feet, out-toeing is when the child's feet point outward. Early treatment is recommended, particularly as the condition puts pressure on the joints, possibly causing pain and affecting mobility as the child grows older.
Treatment depends on the type of fracture. A displaced fracture is when the broken bone's ends become misaligned. In a non-displaced fracture, the ends remain aligned. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is an open fracture.
Pediatric heel pain may have a variety of causes. The most common is Sever's disease; it occurs most often in physically active children. You can help prevent heel pain with high-quality, well-fitting shoes that offer ample support.
Plantar warts are skin growths usually found on the bottom of the foot. They are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) and look like a solid, bumpy growth. Plantar warts most often occur on the ball of the foot, heel, or toes.
Sever's disease typically causes pain at both the back and bottom of the heel. The child feels pain whenever putting weight on their feet, even when just standing. Treatment may include rest, foot exercises, and orthotic devices.
Like adults, children are susceptible to a variety of sports injuries, including sprains and fractures. In addition to treating your child's particular injury, Dr. Jarman works with them to prevent future issues via a variety of interventions.
Toe walking is very common, particularly in children under the age of 3. As the child grows older, though, it may indicate a pain issue, particularly if the toe walking is a recent development. Causes include heel pain and ill-fitting shoes.