Pediatric podiatry care

When your kids are feeling any pain in their feet or ankles, life can slow down, and, as parents, pain can radiate through the whole family. With our pediatric podiatrist, your kids can get back to running, jumping, and stomping like there’s no tomorrow.

Our Scottsdale pediatric podiatrist will heal your kiddo’s pain and prevent future injuries

Kids require specialized care to support their feet as they grow. From foot pain treatment to preventative care, Arizona Foot Doctors is here to help your family! We address children’s foot pain from the inside out, evaluating underlying causes while alleviating pain and discomfort as quickly as possible. To heal the pain and problem at hand, you can feel confident that your kiddo will get back to running, jumping, climbing, and playing in no time.

Infant and toddler foot care

The shape, size, and flexibility of your baby’s feet will change drastically in their first few years of life. To ensure no pressure or strain is affecting your child’s growth, it’s crucial that you meet with our pediatric podiatrist. In addition to treating any potential conditions, we’ll show you healthy stretches and exercises you can practice at home.

Foot pain treatment and care for kids

As your kids’ foot bone structure begins to form, you may notice that they’re suffering from flat feet or other conditions like Plantar Warts and ingrown toenails. To reduce the likelihood of these issues, or to treat the pain they may be experiencing, contact our kid’s foot doctor. After a thorough examination, we’ll determine the best treatment for your child. When it comes to treating bone deformities, we try our best to stay clear or surgery and stick to non-invasive treatments like kids foot orthotics or physical therapy.

Preventative foot care and treatment for teens

As your teens become more active and involved with sports, it’s not uncommon to encounter a sprained ankle or aching foot. Although these conditions seem to come and go, it’s vital that you make a trip to the foot doctor at least once a year to monitor, check, and evaluate each concern. Our pediatric podiatrist will conduct a thorough evaluation during each visit to check for underlying issues and to provide care tips for the future.

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Why choose AFD's children's foot doctor?

With Arizona Foot Doctors, you can feel comfortable and confident that your family is receiving the best foot care possible. With families of our own—dealing with years of kids’ foot problems—we understand your concerns and are prepared to treat your children’s feet in a moment’s notice.

When you visit our podiatry clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, you’ll feel the difference compared to other modern practices. Our common foot problem treatments are delivered with compassion and transparency, and with your insurance coverage and lifestyle in mind. Whether you’re reaching out to us to resolve a problem or create a preventative treatment plan, we’ll provide healthy foot care tips to keep your family on the move.

To schedule your first appointment or speak to our pediatric podiatrist, call (480) 661-7572. Ask about our appointment blocks for families of two or more!

Kids preventative foot care

Scheduling annual healthy foot check-ups will not only provide your family some peace of mind but also help our pediatric podiatrist flag and treat foot issues before they become a bigger issue. During these healthy foot check-ups, we’ll conduct a thorough evaluation of your children’s feet and develop a preventative plan to support your kids’ next big adventure or upcoming activities.

Supporting flat feet with custom orthotics

If your child has low or no arches in their feet, and the proper support isn’t provided, it could cause severe pain as they get older. Early signs of progressive arch pain include radiating pain around the arch and toes, dull ache in the heel, and irritation in the ankles. Some kids never exhibit pain symptoms, but if you notice your child walking on their toes, consider a visit to the foot doctor. Our team of care professionals will work quickly to provide a solution to relieve pain symptoms while prescribing custom fit orthotics. Our physician-made orthotics offer customized support to feet of all sizes!

Removing Plantar Warts carefully and quickly

Calluses and corns on the bottom of the feet aren’t unusual for active kids, but if you notice any black dots or irritation around the wound, you’ll want to connect with a pediatric podiatrist. Black dots and irritated skin typically points to a Plantar Wart (a virus that spreads rapidly and causes discomfort while walking and exercising). Our pediatric podiatrist and team of care professionals will administer treatment for Plantar Warts to carefully and quickly stop the virus from spreading.

Common foot problem treatment

Foot pain isn’t something that your children should be experiencing or dealing with. Our pediatric podiatrists will treat the following problems with advanced care methods and cutting edge treatments: flat feet, plantar warts, ingrown toenails, and more. Our patients – kids, teens, and adults! – find relief immediately after their first appointment with Arizona Foot Doctors. With our care and treatment, you can expect your kids to find lasting-relief and limited foot pain problems in the future.

Treating ingrown toenails with comfort in mind

Life gets busy. If your little one outgrows their shoes before you realize it’s time to buy new ones, or if you skip too many toenail-clipping days, the result could be a pediatric ingrown toenail. Early signs typically include redness, but your little one may complain of pain as well. If the problem is minor, clipping toenails straight across and buying correctly fitted shoes should be enough. If the ingrown toenail is more serious, Arizona Foot Doctors will address the issue in-office, trimming the toenail while following other treatment methods to reduce the pain and help the skin restore it’s natural and healthy appearance.

Addressing heel pain before the problem advances

Heel pain is another common ailment for children, limiting mobility and comfort. The cause of heel problems can be determined by gentle evaluation and age. Typically, though, the pain will be described as either stabbing or radiating. If the problem is at the bottom of the heel, the culprit could be Plantar Fasciitis due to repetitive walking and running. Pain at the back of the heel in a child aged 8-14 may be due to Sever’s disease. Since there are various causes of heel pain, it is best to visit our children’s podiatry office for diagnosis and treatment.

Pediatric podiatry FAQs

Yes! If your child is suffering from aching feet or sore heels after a sports game or a day of practice, we’ll quickly address the issue and come up with a treatment plan. When it comes to administering treatment for a sports injury, we look beyond medication and surgery.

Yes. Scheduling annual healthy foot check-ups at AFD will not only provide your family some peace of mind but also help our pediatric podiatrist flag and treat foot issues before they become a more significant issue. During these healthy foot check-ups, we’ll conduct a thorough evaluation of your children’s feet and develop a preventative plan to support your kids’ next big adventure or upcoming activities.

Yes. Modern scanning technology allows us to accurately measure your kids’ feet and design custom orthotics that will support them throughout the year! Our kid’s foot orthotics are made of high-quality material that will support their arch, heel, and feet in the right places. In addition to relieving foot pain and pressure from flat feet, foot orthotics will prevent future injuries and energize their steps.

Help your kids put their best foot forward

Foot pain isn’t something that your children should be experiencing or dealing with. Our pediatric podiatrists will treat common foot problems while providing preventative care tips that will keep your family moving! Help your kids put their best foot forward—make an appointment with our pediatric podiatrist today. Schedule an appointment online or by calling (480) 661-7572.