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Children's Feet & Ankle Problems



 
Children's feet problems - Podiatrist in Bloomington-Normal, Pontiac, and Clinton
 
Children often exhibit structural and functional disorders of the foot and leg that can be effectively treated by the podiatrist. The pediatric examination involves a complete history and orthopedic evaluation of the lower extremity. Children need proper care and treatment of their feet beginning in early childhood. Many children walk excessively bowlegged, flat footed or pigeon toed. Although these conditions are not painful for the child, they are damaging to their feet.

Toeing In

Almost all babies start life with their toes pointing slightly out. However, if the unborn baby lies with its feet pressed against the mother's womb in the wrong direction, it can be born with its feet turned inward. This ailment can make learning to walk very difficult. If your baby trips, it may be one of the first signs of toeing in.

Podiatrists can teach parents easy exercises that can help straighten out the infant's feet. These exercises will only take a few minutes each day until the condition is corrected.
 

Flat Feet

Most babies appear flatfooted. Generally, this will disappear as the baby stands and walks. Children with low arches, or flat feet, may not be able to stay up with other children because of the additional strain on their feet and legs. Custom Made Orthotics can be used to stabilize proper foot alignment and provide extra support. Children must be refitted as they grow.
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