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Pediatric Foot & Ankle Videos

Testimonials & Educational Videos on Children's Foot Conditions, and More...

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Jacob's Toe Walking Surgery Progress and Journey

Meet Jacob, a young boy who has been struggling with toe walking. Two months after his first procedure, Jacob shares his experience and progress.

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Toe Walking Surgery

Mom and Son Fly from Florida to See Dr. Jarman

Stephanie, a mother from Florida, shares her family’s emotional journey to find help for her son Rylan’s persistent foot pain. Despite seeking help from various medical professionals, they were left frustrated and without a proper diagnosis or treatment plan. 

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13 Year-Old boy's Toe Walking Correction After 6 Months

In this video, Dr. Mikkel Jarman of Pediatric Foot and Ankle discusses the case of a 13 year-old boy with a milder form of toe walking gait abnormality. Despite not demonstrating severe toe walking, Dr. Jarman explains that the patient’s heels barely touch the ground and his “sewing machine” type bouncy gait pattern is still problematic long-term.

Learn more: Toe walking surgery

Lifelong Toe Walking Resolved by Achilles Lengthening Surgery

Remarkable improvements in the case of a 10-year-old girl with lifelong severe toe walking. At 6 months post-op, the patient exhibits a significantly improved gait with continued progress expected. Dr. Jarman notes that by 9-12 months, surgical scars have typically faded dramatically for a completely normalized appearance and walking function.

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Toe Walking Surgery

9 year old girl's life-changing Toe Walking Correction

In this video, Dr. Mikkel Jarman presents the case of a 9-year-old girl with an extremely severe toe walking abnormality. Prior to treatment, she demonstrates an inability to get her heels to the ground whatsoever, appearing as if “walking on hot coals” with every step.

Learn more: Toe walking surgery

Recovery Process after Toe Walking Surgery

Dr. Jarman demonstrates the remarkable progress just months after surgery in this child who had dealt with severe toe walking for a decade prior. With excellent surgical results and incision healing visible, the video conveys the dramatic transformation this surgery can bring in restoring normal function for chronic pediatric toe walkers unresponsive to stretching, splinting and other conservative care approaches.

Learn more: Toe Walking Surgery

Toe Walking Recovery 7 Months after Surgery

Remarkable improvements in gait and comfort are seen over the 7 month course of recovery and physical therapy. With both feet now demonstrating strong, normal heel-toe motion, Dr. Jarman conveys the life-changing transition these minimally invasive surgeries made for the quality of life and function of this chronically afflicted young patient.

Learn more:
Toe Walking Surgery

Children's Heel Pain Causes & Treatment

Dr. Jarman discusses the many different causes that could be contributing to your child’s heel pain. It’s important to know that pediatric and adult heel pain are not the same and not treated the same.

Learn more: Children’s Heel Pain

A 5 Month Recovery Journey after Toe Walking Surgery

This video showcases the success of toe walking surgery in treating severe toe walking. It documents a child’s 5-month recovery journey and provides valuable insights into the surgical intervention that can transform the lives of children. The surgery led to pain-free walking.

Learn more: Toe walking surgery

Meet Jackson - Custom Orthotics for Sever's

Jackson, an active boy who loves playing soccer, began experiencing serious heel pain both on and off the field. His mom and him knew heel pain wasn’t normal and set up an appointment with Dr. Jarman who treated Jackson’s Sever’s disease with custom orthotics. This is their story.

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Custom Orthotics
Sever’s Disease

Meet Maylee - A Broken Foot But Not Spirit

At a dance practice Maylee came down on her foot and heard a pop. A dancer’s worst nightmare. The orthopedic surgeon they saw recommended Dr. Mikkel Jarman. Maylee’s parents wasted no time, called Pediatric Foot & Ankle, and set up an appointment with him. This is their story.

Learn more: Foot Fractures

Meet Evelina - Idiopathic Toe Walking Surgery

Evelina’s parents had taken her to see several doctors over the years, but they were not able to find a solution for her toe walking. Eventually, they decided to get a second opinion from Dr. Mikkel Jarman with Pediatric Foot & Ankle. Dr. Jarman was able to diagnose Evelina with idiopathic toe walking and, after considering all conservative treatment methods, he recommended surgery.

Learn more: Toe Walking Surgery

Meet Adalyn - Custom Orthotics for Sever's

Meet Adalyn and find out how custom orthotics have helped her treat Sever’s Disease.

Adalyn was actually seen by Dr. Jarman twice. In this video she shares both experiences; her treatment for Sever’s with custom orthotics, and a 5th digit fracture reduction.

Learn more: Custom orthotics to treat common kids’ foot issues

Meet Cameron - Toe Walking is not Normal

Cameron’s parents knew his toe walking wasn’t normal. After trying all of the therapies and exercises recommended by the other doctors, they knew it was time to try something different. Watch this video to learn more about Cameron and toe walking.

Learn more: Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus)

Meet Carter - Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Carter first saw Dr. Jarman two years ago, seeking treatment for an ingrown toenail which was treated successfully. Since then Carter has had two more ingrown toenails which were also successfully treated. Carter has had no other ingrown toenails or foot or toe issues.

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Meet Nicholas - A Severs Disease Success Story

Nicholas’s mom suspected something was wrong with Nicholas’s feet when he started experiencing heel pain playing soccer.  After Dr. Jarman’s thorough examination, it was discovered that Nicholas had Sever’s Disease.
Here is their story.

Learn more: Sever’s Disease 

Meet Jack - Treatment for a Foot Fracture

Jack was an active boy like most kids his age until he broke his foot. Dr. Jarman’s examination confirmed that Jack had indeed fractured his foot. After Dr. Jarman explained his treatment plan thoroughly, he began immediately.
Today, Jack is back on the baseball field.

Learn more: Sports Injuries

Meet Gracie - Another Sever's Success

When Gracie and her mom visited their pediatrician about Gracie’s heel pain, their doctor recommended a conservative treatment of gel heel cups and ibuprofen. After a year and half it became apparent that the condition was chronic and their pediatrician recommended they see Dr. Jarman. 

Learn more: The ABCs of Sever’s Disease

Meet Camden - Sever's Disease Treated with Custom Orthotic

Camden shares his experience of Sever’s Disease and how a custom shoe orthotic insert made by Dr. Jarman was able to quickly and completely treat it. After 5 weeks, Camden was able to play sports again with no pain or mobility issues and is back to his active life. Watch Cameron’s story to learn more.

Learn more: Custom Orthotics for Kids 

Meet Sawyer - How She Was Able to Overcome Toe Walking

Sawyer began toe walking at a young age like many children do. Unfortunately, it continued as she grew older and was beginning to affect other parts of her life like dancing and social encounters. Watch her story of how she was able to overcome toe walking with the help of Pediatric Foot & Ankle.

Learn more: Toe Walking

Meet Haley - Her Foot Nerve Surgery Experience

Haley is a competitive cheerleader in Arizona that became sidelined by foot pain. After surgery and numerous doctor appointments, she and her mom had started to give up on finding a solution. Fortunately, a friend recommended Dr. Jarman with Pediatric Foot & Ankle, and this is their story.

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Meet Ryan - Another Severs Success Story

Ryan began feeling pain in his left heel and as time went by the heel pain became more frequent and painful. Ryan’s parents knew it was time to see a doctor. They scheduled an appointment with Pediatric Foot & Ankle and this is their story.

Learn more: Sever’s Disease

Meet Indigo - Toe Walking Surgery

Indigo is seven and a half years old and had been toe walking since he was very young.

Sometimes this is referred to as Ideopathic Toe Walking (ITW). ITW is estimated to occur in 7% to 24% of children. 

Learn more: Toe Walking – What Every Parent Should Know

Meet Susan - Foot Injury Surgery

While at friend’s birthday party, Susan injured her foot when a recliner turned over and a piece of metal penetrated her foot. After exploring all conservative treatment options first, Dr. Jarman concluded that surgery would be required. Here is her story.

Learn more: Foot Fractures

HyProCure Procedure Testimonials

Meet Hector - How HyProCure Corrected Ankle Misalignment

Hector’s parents noticed something was strange with Hector’s left foot when he was born. Following their pediatrician’s advice, they gave it time hoping he would outgrow it. When it became obvious that the issue wasn’t correcting itself, and even causing pain, they found Dr. Jarman online and this is their story!

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Meet Mike - How HyProCure Corrected Flat Feet & Pain

Mike and his grandpa share how the HyProCure procedure was able to correct Mike’s flat feet pain issues and the hyperpronation of his foot. Now Mike can participate in sports and athletic activities again with his friends at school without the pain or discomfort that had been inhibiting him before.

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Meet Zachary - Correcting Flat Feet & Pain with HyProCure

In this video Zachary shares how he went from being in pain and unable to run to now being able to run, play sports, and walk pain-free without flat feet. Zachary’s flat feet condition was completely resolved with HyProCure surgery, a minimally invasive out patient procedure performed by Dr. Jarman.

Learn more: HyProCure for Flat Feet

Achilles Lengthening Surgery

Toe Walking Recovery after Surgery

Remarkable improvements in gait and comfort are seen over the 7 month course of recovery and physical therapy. With both feet now demonstrating strong, normal heel-toe motion, Dr. Jarman conveys the life-changing transition these minimally invasive surgeries made for the quality of life and function of this chronically afflicted young patient.

Learn more:
Toe Walking Surgery

When Conservative Treatments for Flat Feet Fail

Discover the incredible journey of an 8-year-old child who triumphed over toe walking with the help of Achilles Lengthening Surgery. Despite attempting various conservative treatments such as physical therapy and braces, surgery emerged as the sole solution to rectify the issue.

Learn more: Achilles Tendon Lengthening Surgery

A 5 Month Recovery Journey after Toe Walking Surgery

This video showcases the success of toe walking surgery in treating severe toe walking. It documents a child’s 5-month recovery journey and provides valuable insights into the surgical intervention that can transform the lives of children. The surgery led to pain-free walking.

Learn more: Toe walking surgery

What is Pediatric Foot & Ankle?

Pediatric Foot & Ankle is a children’s podiatry clinic located in Chandler, Arizona specializing in the treatment and care for children’s feet. The team treats a wide array of children’s foot ailments, including conditions they’re prone to due to rapid growth, such as Sever’s disease and pediatric heel pain. Pediatric Foot & Ankle provides gentle care and treatment for common ailments as well as congenital deformities. Dr. Mikkel Jarman, DPM is board-qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and American College of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics.

Meet Dr. Mikkel Jarman

Why Choose a Pediatric Podiatrist

Dr. Mikkel Jarman discusses how to choose a pediatric podiatrist and why choosing the right one is important.
Foot or ankle problems in kids can sometimes be challenging to diagnose which is why it is so important to have a pediatric podiatrist with experience specific to treating children’s feet.

View list of children’s foot & ankle conditions that Pediatric Foot & Ankle treats: https://pediatricfootankle.com/foot-conditions/

Introducing Dr. Mikkel Jarman

Dr. Jarman completed his three-year podiatric surgical residency at the South Miami Hospital in Florida. His residency included extensive training in advanced foot and ankle surgery, with a focus on pediatric care. Additional concentrations of Dr. Jarman’s residency included wound care, diabetic limb salvage, managing emergency trauma, and complicated foot infections.

Learn more: About Dr. Jarman

Dr. Jarman on KFNX

Dr. Mikkel Jarman discusses Pediatric Foot & Ankle and some of the more common foot issues children experience.

It is a misconception that kids are just smaller versions of adults. Children and adults are not the same and not treated the same. A pediatric podiatrist is trained specifically in how to identify and treat children’s foot conditions.

Watch more videos on Pediatric Foot & Ankle YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PediatricFootAnkle

Custom Orthotics & Shoe Inserts

Casting Orthotics - An Overview of the 3 Different Casting Techniques

Dr. Mikkel Jarman discusses the three different techniques of orthotic casting and how to obtain an impression of the foot. One is to use a scanner or a pressure plate, second is to use a foam box where the patient places their foot in the foam, and the third is the utilization of plaster to cast the foot which will obtain a mold of the foot.

Learn more: Children’s Orthotics

Prefab vs Custom Orthotics for Your Child - Which Should You Choose?

Dr. Mikkel Jarman explains the benefits of custom orthotics and how they differ from prefab orthotics.
Custom orthotics are made specifically for your child’s foot. Dr. Jarman creates a plaster cast of their feet. This is used to create the mold from which the orthotic is made. Watch to learn more about children’s custom orthotics.

Learn more:  Custom Orthotics


HyProcure - The Solution to Misalligned Feet

If your child has foot or lower leg pain due to flat feet, this may be caused by a misalignment of the heel and ankle bones. Misalignment of these bones is what causes hyperpronation (flat feet) and gait abnormalities that lead to foot pain and fatigue. There is a solution!

Learn more: HyProCure

Pediatric Flat Feet - Causes & Treatments

Pediatric flat feet is a condition in which the entire sole of the child’s foot contacts the ground. Also known as pes planus and fallen arches, flat feet is fairly common in children and occurs when the foot’s arch either fails to develop or collapses.

Learn more: Pediatric Flat Feet

Pediatric Ingrown Toenails - Treatment

Parents will commonly ask, “Will an ingrown toenail heal by itself or go away on its own?” The answer is… maybe, but most do not typically heal by themselves or go away without treatment or accurately cutting the ingrown nail by the doctor.

Learn more: Pediatric Ingrown Toenails

Children's Bunion Causes & Treatment

A bunion is a bony-like lump that can develop where the big toe joint meets the foot. Pediatric bunions are different than adult ones. In this video Dr. Jarman discusses bunion causes and treatment.

Learn more: Pediatric Bunions

Toe Walking - Signs, Causes & Treatment

Toe walking in children three years old or younger is very common. However, in children five years or older, it could be associated with a neurological immaturity or medical condition.

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Pediatric Hammertoe Causes & Treatment

Pediatric hammertoes is fairly common in children and occurs when a tendon in the foot pulls on one or more toes, causing the affected toe to either point downward or curl under another toe.

Learn more: Pediatric Hammertoes

Children's Plantar Warts Causes & Treatment

A Plantar Wart is a wart on the foot that can appear on the top, side, or bottom of the feet. Dr. Jarman compares the 3 main treatment methods in this video and which one he recommends.

Learn more: Plantar Warts

Identifying & Treating Tarsal Coalition

Tarsal coalition is a genetic condition which occurs when two of the tarsal bones form an abnormal connection. The connection may be fibrous, cartilaginous, or osseous (bone).

Learn more: Tarsal Coalition

Polydactyly (Extra Toe on Foot) Treatment

Polydactyly may be obvious, with the formation of a completely separate digit, or it may be less obvious, as the digit is merging with another, giving the appearance of a larger than normal toe.

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Children's Feet Conditions, Symptoms, & Treatments

Don't Ignore Children's Foot Pain!

Parents often ignore pediatric foot pain, considering it a normal part of childhood, i.e. growing pains. Actually, just as with adults, foot pain in children is often a symptom of an underlying condition. 
Don’t ignore children’s foot pain!

Learn more: Pediatric Foot Pain

Sever's Disease Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

If a child is suffering from pediatric heel pain that affects both the bottom and back of the heel, then they may have a condition called (Sever’s Disease). Watch this video to learn more about Sever’s Disease and the signs.

Learn more: Sever’s Disease

What Are Plantar Warts - How are they Treated?

Plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The condition is very common in children, teens, and anyone with a weakened immune system. Watch to learn more about the signs and treatment options.

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Pediatric Ingrown Toenail Treatment

An ingrown nail (Onychocryptosis) is a painful condition that results from your child’s toenail digging into the side of his or her toe. Any of your child’s toes may be affected but it is mainly the big toe. Watch this video to learn more.

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Custom Orthotics For Children's Flat Feet

Flat feet in children is extremely common, due to the flexibility in small children’s bones and joints. Children typically outgrow the condition by age 6. And treatment is rarely required even if they do not outgrow it.

Learn more: Children’s Flat Feet

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