pediatric foot care
PROTECTING THE FUTURE OF YOUR CHILDREN'S FEET
PEDIATRIC FOOT CARE
Frequently Asked Questions
At Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic we provide pediatric foot care to children of all ages.
It is common to have foot conditions at a young age, but it is never normal.
In some cases foot pain is genetic, while in other cases, it is developed or acquired. Regardless of how the condition occurred, if you notice something unusual about the way your child walks, stands or how their feet or ankles are developing, you should make an appointment at Next Step Foot and Ankle Clinic with our pediatric foot specialist.
If you have an active kid, you are probably used to fielding an array of bumps, bruises, and minor injuries. What many parents are not used to dealing with, however, are complaints of chronic pain from their children.
Help your child get back to their active life, PAIN FREE!
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treatment & surgery
for pediatric foot care
Many people assume that chronic pain and foot problems are unique to older people or experienced athletes, so they assume that their children will eventually outgrow their symptoms.
While many of their aches and pains may, indeed, be related to growing pains, the symptoms may not disappear—they could get worse.
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treatment & surgery options
Dr. Silvester and Dr. Larsen specialize in many advanced minimally and non-invasive treatments, and if necessary, advanced minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques with patient proven success stories.
Some of those are used to treat your child’s foot conditions, such as:
One of the best things for Freiberg’s disease that we have found are custom made orthotics.
They can dramatically decrease the pressure on the bone, and control the biomechanics so the bone can heal.
Check at our page on our custom orthotics (Go4D FitStation by Hewlette Packard). We have the most advanced system available in South Texas for these devices.
The literature has been fairly extensive regarding surgical options for Freiberg’s disease. There is good evidence that surgery can decrease stress on the metatarsal head and preserve function.
Simple surgeries such as metatarsal osteotomies just to get pressure off the bone (by making it a little bit shorter ) have been shown to be very effective.
Cartilage replacement therapies have also been used.
The specific surgery depends on the stage of the disease.
Shortening of the bone with some drilling of the necrosed bone is a mainstay of surgery.
Removal of spurs, hypertrophied tissue and loose bodies as well are always done.
Chronic pain is NEVER something your child should expected to live with!
Does your child walk funny?
Some children may not be able to verbalize the symptoms they are experiencing, but parents can still spot signs of a problem with their child’s feet.
Check to see if your child exhibits any of the following behaviors (signs):
Always wanting to be held
Your child wants to be held and carried longer/more often than other children, especially when walking.
Avoiding physical activities
Your child avoids/resists normal physical activities, runs significantly slower and/or is less coordinated than other children.
Shoelaces always coming untied
Your child shoelaces come untied more than normal due to the foot rolling inward at the ankle.
Growing pains & pain in their legs
Your child experiences growing pains at bedtime and/or wakes up shortly after falling asleep from pain in their legs.
Your child is unusually over-weight, typically due to a lack in activity level.
Collapsed arches or "too many toes syndrome"
Your child has collapsed arches, or "too many toes syndrome".
Don't let your child's flatmisaligned feet slow them down!
Your first stop for Children's Foot Care is with a Pediatric Foot Specialist at Next Step in San Antonio & South Texas.
is for everyone!
Commonly, the word Podiatry and Pediatrics are often mixed up, simply for how similar they sound.
Uncommonly, when most think of Podiatry they think of Podiatry as a practice reserved for adults.
For foot and ankle specialist like ours at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic, we have successfully helped children of all ages overcome their chronic pain and injuries to return to their pain-free and active lives. In so doing, also preventing further issues throughout their body and lives. After all, our feet are essentially our foundation.
WHY CHOOSE US for your child's flat feet needs?
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Dr. Silvester shares why our specialists at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic are the best choice to treat your children's flat feet. Let us help you. Call and schedule today if you think your child is suffering from flat feet.
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If you have noticed that your child is experiencing pain and tenderness—or, if they have suffered a foot or ankle injury—come see the Next Step team to see what we can do to help your child get back to being a kid!