Should I take my child to a podiatrist?

Bringing your child to a podiatristThe health of your children’s feet matters. After all, you take your child to normal check-ups for regular health and other specialists when something goes wrong. Your child’s feet really aren’t that different. A pediatric podiatrist is there to help your son or daughter maintain healthy lower limbs that will carry him or her through life.

Many life-long foot and ankle issues that plague people have roots in childhood—or are even present at birth. For birth deformities or other congenital issues, prompt treatment of your baby’s feet can correct, or at the very least minimize, the problems for later in your child’s life. Because children’s lower limbs are still growing, there’s incredible potential to help feet stay healthy and strong and avoid issues in the future. A podiatrist can also help with injuries. Your child doesn’t want to live with foot injuries any more than you do, which is why treatment is necessary. Some painful problems only appear in children, too, like Sever’s disease. All in all, having your child see a podiatrist is just a matter of health. Our team at Podiatry Associates, P.C. is happy to help your whole family at any age. Just call (303) 805-5156 to make the appointment in Denver, CO.
Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC