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Pediatric Foot & Ankle Care

Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgeon and Wound Care Specialist providing Pediatric Foot & Ankle Care services to Carteret, Woodbridge, Perth Amboy, Rahway, Elizabeth, NJ and the surrounding areas

Comprehensive pediatric foot and ankle care is essential to your child’s health and development. Navrit Randhawa, DPM, and his colleagues at New Jersey’s Carteret Foot & Ankle Center offer compassionate care to children of all ages. They can treat everything from injuries and infections to developmental abnormalities. Call Carteret Foot & Ankle Center to learn more about pediatric foot and ankle care, or book an appointment online today.

Pediatric Foot & Ankle Care Q & A

What is pediatric foot and ankle care?

Pediatric foot and ankle care ensures your child’s feet develop as they should and takes care of injuries, infections, structural abnormalities, and unknown causes of pain in the lower limbs. Your child might require pediatric foot and ankle care at Carteret Foot & Ankle Center to diagnose and treat the following:

  • Plantar warts
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Intoeing (pigeon-toed walking)
  • Toenail fungus
  • Flat feet
  • Crossover toes  
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Adolescent bunions
  • Growth plate injuries

Your child can also benefit from seeing a podiatrist if they suffer a sports injury, like an ankle sprain or fracture, that requires urgent treatment.

How do I know when my child requires foot and ankle care?

Sometimes it’s clear a child needs pediatric foot and ankle care — if they limp, have pain in their feet or ankles, or show signs of infection like red skin or itchiness. You should also arrange a pediatric foot and ankle exam if your child suffers an injury to their lower extremities.

The pediatric podiatrists at Carteret Foot & Ankle Center understand it can be difficult to know when your child requires specialized foot and ankle care. They encourage parents to schedule a pediatric foot and ankle exam if a child is pigeon-toed (toes pointing inward) or bowlegged (legs that curve outward below the knee).

You should consult your podiatrist if your child isn’t walking at around 18 months.

What does a pediatric foot and ankle care exam involve?

At your child’s pediatric foot and ankle care exam, your podiatrist talks with you and your child about their symptoms, examines their feet, and may watch them walk. The podiatrist might order X-rays (available in-office at Carteret Foot & Ankle Center) or take a blood sample to check for infection.

Once your pediatric podiatrist makes a diagnosis, they discuss treatment options with you, such as specialized braces. Depending on your child’s condition, they may need to begin treatment the same day.

Everyone at Carteret Foot & Ankle Center is dedicated to ensuring your child feels comfortable and welcome throughout every step of their diagnosis and treatment. Call the office or book an appointment online today to benefit from their pediatric foot and ankle care expertise.