Pediatric Foot Care

What is Pediatric Foot Care?

Pediatric foot care involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot and ankle conditions in children. From infancy through adolescence, children’s feet undergo significant growth and development, making it essential to monitor and address any issues early on. Proper pediatric foot care ensures healthy development, preventing future complications and promoting overall well-being.

What are Common Pediatric Foot Conditions?

  • Flat feet
  • Toe walking
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Heel pain
  • Bunions
  • Clubfoot
  • In-toeing and out-toeing
  • Warts
  • Sports injuries
  • Growth plate injuries


Pediatric foot care is crucial because children’s feet are constantly growing and developing. Early detection and treatment of foot issues can prevent long-term problems and ensure healthy development.

You should see a podiatrist if you experience persistent pain, a visible bump on the joint of your big toe, decreased movement or flexibility in your big toe, or difficulty finding shoes that fit properly due to the bunion.

Yes, many children experience foot conditions at some point. While some issues may resolve on their own as the child grows, others may require intervention to prevent future complications.

You should see a podiatrist for pediatric foot care if your child complains of persistent foot pain, you notice any abnormalities in their foot structure or gait, or if they experience frequent injuries. Early intervention is key to addressing potential issues and ensuring your child’s feet develop healthily.