Pediatric Foot & Ankle Care Specialist

Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates

Podiatrists located in New York, NY & Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Between injuries, skin infections, and developmental concerns, there are a number of reasons why your little one may need to see a podiatrist. At Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates, your child can receive the compassionate pediatric foot and ankle care they need, all under one roof. With offices in Upper East Side Manhattan and Bay Ridge of Brooklyn, New York, you have a convenient location nearby. Book your child’s pediatric foot and ankle exam by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling either office directly.

Pediatric Foot & Ankle Care Q & A

Why should my child see a podiatrist?

Pediatric podiatry involves taking measures to intervene when your little one isn’t developing properly, or treating them if they have an injury or infection in their lower extremities. It’s important to schedule a pediatric foot and ankle care exam if your child is:

  • Limping
  • Toe walking
  • Pigeon-toed or intoed
  • Developing crossover toes
  • Struggling with foot warts
  • Not walking by about 18 months of age

Your little one also needs to see a podiatrist if they have a sports injury, like a sprained ankle, or if they have skin inflammation, redness, or bruising. Podiatrists even regularly treat ingrown toenails in children to prevent serious infections.

What happens during a pediatric foot exam?

Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates base your child’s pediatric foot and ankle exam around their health and any concerns you may have. In general, your podiatrist begins by evaluating your child’s feet and ankles. Depending on your child’s age, your podiatrist may want to observe your child walking or standing.

To help diagnose or rule out conditions, your podiatrist might order in-office X-ray or ultrasound imaging, in addition to a blood draw. In most cases, by the end of your child’s foot and ankle exam, your podiatrist can diagnose any underlying conditions on the spot and get your child started on treatment right away.

How are pediatric foot and ankle conditions treated?

Treating pediatric foot and ankle conditions involve helping your little one feel better, first and foremost, in addition to promoting healing and proper development. Pediatric foot and ankle treatment plans can include:

  • Night splints
  • Specialized bracing, orthotics or shoes
  • Medications for infections, including foot warts
  • In-office procedures, like to remove an ingrown toenail

If needed, your dedicated podiatrist at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates also teaches you daily stretches and strengthening exercises to help your child heal and develop healthfully. They may recommend physical therapy as part of your little one’s podiatric treatment plan.

Schedule your child’s pediatric foot and ankle care evaluation at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates today. You can conveniently book either online or over the phone.