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Dr. Steven A. Burns, DPM, FACFAS

Medical director at Arizona Foot Doctors

Dr. Steven A. Burns is an experienced and dedicated family podiatrist. A diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a graduate of Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Burns is a recognized leader in podiatry. Since graduating in 1975, Dr. Burns has been a part of revolutionary treatments and podiatric techniques over the years, increasing his experience and deepening his insight to conservatively treat your feet.

Dr. Burns has served the Scottsdale, Arizona community as a podiatrist for over 35 years, providing preventative foot and ankle care for adults, athletes, children, and others. Recognized as a leader in providing podiatric care to Arizona families, Dr. Burns now serves as Arizona Foot Doctor’s medical director.

What foot problems can Dr. Steven Burns treat?

Dr. Burns is a leading podiatrist in Scottsdale, AZ who can treat and prevent many common foot problems, from plantar warts to sprained ankles. His gentle approach keeps kids, parents, and other patients at ease.

Pediatric foot problems

Dr. Steven Burns cares about your entire family — it’s the reason Arizona Foot Doctors specializes in pediatric podiatry services. Infants, toddlers, children, and teens may experience foot pain and discomfort as they’re growing or from playing too roughly. At Arizona Foot Doctors, our pediatric podiatrist, Dr. Steven Burns, knows your child’s comfort and health comes first. After a gentle examination, he will determine how to treat your child’s foot problem most effectively.

Foot care for infants and toddlers

The size and shape of a baby’s feet will drastically change during their first few years of life. It’s critical to meet with a pediatric podiatrist to talk about this rapid growth phase. During an appointment, Dr. Burns will examine your child’s feet and ensure that no pressure or strain is affecting them. If Dr. Burns is concerned about potentially painful conditions, he’ll show you stretches and exercises you can practice at home with your little one to relieve the pain.

Conservative foot care for children and teens

As your child’s foot bones begin to grow, they may begin developing ailments that can cause pain or irritation. Some conditions, such as plantar warts and ingrown toenails, can be treated without surgery. Even bone deformities can be treated conservatively with the use of custom foot orthotics or physical therapy.

If you’re the parent of a teen athlete, it’s important to consider their foot care needs too. Regular foot checkups and preventative care and support are good practices to avoid sprained ankles and other foot issues that could cause bigger problems in the future.

Experience you can trust

With over 35 years of podiatry experience, Dr. Steven Burns has the knowledge and skills to effectively treat your child’s foot condition or your own. Families trust his experience as a pediatric podiatrist and his commitment to treating pediatric patients with the same compassion as he would any other patient. Dr. Burns knows how to help your kids get back to running, jumping, and playing on their feet again — and he can help adults do the same! Schedule an appointment, today.