Foot and ankle problems encountered by infants include clubfoot, intoeing, outoeing, difficulty walking as well as congenital foot deformities. Such deformities can be most effectively treated by conservative means in infancy as bones and joints of the foot are relatively undeveloped and deformities are reducible.
Additionally, once children are old enough to participate in sports, foot and ankle injuries need to be treated by an experienced pediatric podiatrist. If left untreated, these injuries can cause problems later in life.
At South Texas Podiatry, Dr. Ed Davis is a pediatric foot doctor who specializes in treating injuries and conditions of children’s feet. Dr. Davis is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and he is a member of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association, American Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics.
If your child is in need of an experienced, compassionate pediatric podiatrist to ensure their foot health now and in the future, it’s time to get started with the best podiatrist in San Antonio. Schedule your first appointment with Dr. Davis and the team at South Texas Podiatrist today.
Intoeing is also known as walking "pigeon toed." Young children, when learning to walk, will always broaden their stance and point feet outward to gain stability. Toes or feet pointing inward is never normal. A thorough evaluation by a pediatric podiatrist such as Dr. Davis can provide diagnosis and effective treatment.
Intoeing can be caused by:
Metatarsus adductus can be treated effectively by the following techniques:
Surgical treatment may be required for severe cases or if correction is not achieved by the non-surgical treatments listed. The conservative treatments are generally effective if utilized early when the joints of the foot are developing and "malleable."
Internal tibial torsion can be treated effectively by the same techniques as metatarsus adductus, as well as the Dennis Browne splint. This is the old fashion bar affixed between shoes that infants sleep with at night.
Absolutely. Children heal quickly and effectively from injuries, but it is vital that they receive treatment as soon as possible. If your child has been injured while playing sports (or while simply at play), Dr. Davis at South Texas Podiatry is available to give them an exam and provide treatment.
Because a child’s body is still in development, untreated injuries and conditions can affect the way their bones function in the long term. The feet are no exception, and if a child has a foot deformity that is left unaddressed, they may face significant biomechanical challenges when walking as an adult.
Yes. Because certain foot conditions can present themselves in infancy, pediatric podiatry often involves caring for babies. Dr. Davis is proud to provide podiatric care for patients of all ages, from birth and beyond.
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