Pediatric Foot Care
As hard as it might be to find a specialist for yourself, it’s even tougher to find the right foot doctor for your child. First, of course, you want to be sure that your podiatrist is specially trained in childhood foot conditions and development. But it’s just as important to find one who is calm, gentle, and compassionate with your child, and can speak to them in a way that they can understand and feel valued.
Dr. Sanjay Patel is a children’s foot doctor in Milford, CT who loves working with people of all ages. There’s no greater reward than helping a child overcome their pain and develop healthy feet to last a lifetime.
Why Children’s Foot Health is So Important
Feet are meant to last an entire lifetime—80, 90, 100 years or more! A healthy individual could log well over 100,000 miles over their decades of life.
But most feet aren’t perfect, and they change and develop constantly throughout life. When kids suffer foot pain or start out with a congenital defect—their arches never develop, bones fuse improperly, abnormalities in gait persist into adolescence, etc.—it can set them on a long-term trajectory of injury, pain, and difficulty with healthy activities, which is why protecting your child’s feet is so important.
It is vitally important that kids avoid foot pain and develop healthy, active habits that persist into their adulthood. Whatever is holding them back—whether the issue is a simple, painful ingrown toenail or a complicated bone deformity—making sure they get comprehensive and complete care and can return to activities as quickly as possible is our top priority.