Pediatric Foot Care Specialist

Associated Foot Specialists  -  - Podiatrist

Associated Foot Specialists

Podiatrists located in Holden, MA & Hudson, MA

If your child has a problem with their feet or ankles, Associated Foot Specialists in Holden and Hudson, Massachusetts, are here for you. Skilled podiatrists Anthony Tickner, DPM, and Steven Quan, DPM, offer comprehensive pediatric foot care to keep your child’s feet healthy and maximize their quality of life. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or book one online today.

Pediatric Foot Care Q & A

What is pediatric foot care?

Pediatric foot care at Associated Foot Specialists includes evaluations, diagnoses, and treatments of common foot issues babies, children of all ages, and teenagers may face. Restoring foot health can give your child the best quality of life possible, whether they have an infection, injury, or congenital foot defect. 

Why might my child need pediatric foot care?

Your child could be a candidate for pediatric foot care if they struggle with:

  • Bunions
  • Warts
  • Flat feet
  • Club foot
  • Hammertoe
  • Heel spurs
  • Fractures
  • Sprains or strains
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Tumors
  • Tendon injuries
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Blood clots
  • Other vascular issues

Signs and symptoms of a foot problem include visible foot deformities, swelling, bruising, pain, decreased range of motion, and limited mobility. Seek treatment for your child at the first sign of foot or ankle pain.

How does my provider diagnose pediatric foot problems?

To diagnose pediatric foot problems and develop an effective treatment, your podiatrist reviews your child’s symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical exam, paying close attention to the legs, ankles, feet, and gait (the way your child walks).

Associated Foot Specialists providers could recommend they complete X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures to make a final diagnosis. 

What pediatric foot care treatments are available?

Common pediatric foot care treatments available at Associated Foot Specialists include:

Home remedies

Things your child can do at home to reduce foot, ankle, or leg pain include using heat or cold packs, wearing a brace, elevating their legs, and wearing compression garments. 

Custom orthotics

Your child’s podiatrist offers custom-fitted orthotics (shoe inserts) to improve their gait and foot positioning, while reducing pain.

Wound care

Associated Foot Specialists offer comprehensive wound care treatments for your child to reduce the risk of infection and maximize healing.

Wart removal

Skilled podiatrists use a variety of methods to get rid of undesirable warts on children’s feet. 

Fracture care

If your child has a fracture in their feet or ankles, the Associated Foot Specialists team offers fracture care to help broken bones heal properly. Your child might wear a cast, brace, or medical boot while their injury heals.

Surgery 

In some cases, surgery is the best pediatric foot care solution to restore the structure and function of your child’s feet.

To learn more about pediatric foot care at Associated Foot Specialists and find out if it’s right for your child, call the office, or use the online scheduler today.