There are many different causes of foot and ankle problems in children. In some cases, the condition may be a deformity that the child is born with. Other times, the issue is caused by an injury.
We can fix many foot and ankle problems with braces or casts. Our team is skilled in all types of treatment. We'll work together with you to find the solution that keeps your child happy, healthy, and active.
Expertise in pediatric foot and ankle care.
No matter what is causing your child's foot problem, we have an expert who can help. We start with a complete evaluation of your child's condition. Working with our team of experts, we develop a treatment plan that fits your child's needs.
Comprehensive Pediatric Foot and Ankle Care
Our team treats all kinds of pediatric and adolescent foot and ankle conditions, including:
- Achilles rupture and tendonitis
- Broken bones
- Flat feet
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sprains and strains
At St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, you'll find all the specialists and expertise under one roof. Our team includes orthopedic doctors and surgeons who focus on foot and ankle care. We also have an in-house orthotist who specializes in fitting and creating orthotics.
Whenever possible, we try to avoid surgery when treating foot and ankle conditions. This means we use treatments such as:
- Casts, including the Ponseti casting method for clubfoot
- Physical therapy
If nonsurgical treatments don't work, we may recommend surgery. Our team includes eight fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, including experts in foot and ankle surgery.