Taking care of your child’s feet from a young age is just as important as any other area of their body. Jose F. Hilario, DPM, PA, from the office in Converse, Texas, serves the communities of Converse, Live Oak, Schertz, and San Antonio, Texas. He not only treats adult foot and ankle problems but pediatric foot issues as well. If your child was born with a foot condition, or you aim to avoid problems down the road, Dr. Hilario and his team offer appointments for children of all ages. Call the office today or book an appointment online to set up a consultation with the team.
When your child is growing, there are a lot of conditions that can pop up. You may not think to keep an eye on their feet, but your child’s feet are essential to their ability to do activities, like playing sports or climbing on the jungle gym.
From the time your child is born, their body is constantly growing and evolving. Part of that growth is in their feet. It’s vital to keep their feet healthy to support them for the rest of their lives.
There are many conditions that can affect your child’s feet. The best way to know if there’s a problem going on is to keep an eye out for a few key signs, which include your child:
If your child exhibits any of the above signs, it’s important to make an appointment with Dr. Hilario as soon as you can. This ensures that your child’s condition gets the quick and efficient treatment they need to continue to enjoy their activities.
Several foot and ankle conditions are especially common in children. Often, these conditions are very treatable and won’t hinder your child’s ability to do different activities.
A few of the most common types of pediatric foot conditions include:
There are other conditions that could affect your child’s feet as well, including in-toeing and toe walking. If not treated, these issues could cause problems with the proper development of your child’s feet.
Any time your child complains of an issue with their feet is a good time to make an appointment with Dr. Hilario and his team. Children shouldn’t normally complain of pain or other uncomfortable signs in their feet, so if they are, it’s probably bothering them greatly.
An injury is another reason an expert podiatrist like Dr. Hilario should see your child. Because your child is developing, it’s important to treat injuries like fractures quickly, as their bones are still growing.
Delayed treatment of injuries and other conditions can lead to life-long problems. If your child has a high chance of developing a hereditary foot condition, getting them seen early on helps prevent further issues down the road.
To schedule an appointment for your child to be seen, don’t hesitate to call the office today, or you can book a consultation online.