Other Pediatric Concerns
Foot pain, discomfort and other issues can affect people of all ages. It can be caused by an improper gait, injury or accident. Here at Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic we want to help get you back up and going quickly. Some of the most common pediatric concerns we treat are found here. Being informed will help you know when it is time to seek our professional services.
- In-Toeing: This is a genetic deformity caused by the baby being continually in a rotated position while in utero. In-toeing is also known as “pigeon toe” and is a common condition in growing children that can add to future problems if left untreated. In-Toeing can be caused by hip, lower leg or foot problems. We can evaluate all of them at the Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic.
- Out-Toeing: Is the turned out position of a child’s foot while walking. Out-toeing is also known as “duck feet” and can be caused by either a position held in utero or could be due to an underlying neurological problem. It can lead to pain and disability as the child grows into an adult.
- Severs Disease/Apophysitis: Heel pain in children, most common in active children 10-14 years of age. It is caused by irritation to the child’s heel growth plate due to abnormal forces around the heel causing an inflammation of the growth plate.
- Flat Feet
- Bunions (Bone Deformities)
Foot issues should not be ignored. To learn more, contact us at Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic today at (425)482-6663. We will be happy to help you get your child back on their feet, completely pain and discomfort free!