Treating injuries and structural problems in the pediatric patient requires special training as well as a unique compassion. There are a multitude of problems that can affect the lower extremity of a child. Congenital problems, such as tight calf muscles, can greatly influence function and are often misdiagnosed until secondary damage occurs. Often problems such as metatarsus adductus, a C-shaped deformity of the foot, require immediate attention in an infant. If left untreated, severe adult deformities may result.
Injuries in children often involve damage to growth plates of bone. They are sometimes difficult to diagnose without the proper equipment and expertise, and if inadequately treated, may affect the bone’s normal growth pattern.
If you suspect a congenital problem or your child sustains an injury to their foot or ankle we encourage you to see one of our specialists.