Dr. Stanford, DPM, is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and a longtime active member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics, attending their conference annually to stay on the cutting edge of pediatric foot and ankle medicine and treatment. Dr. Stanford, DPM, is also a pediatric biomechanics specialist with special interest in the treatment of pediatric foot and ankle conditions with a variety of custom orthotics, SMO's, AFO's, and other bracing/casting techniques.
Does your child/children experience foot, arch, heel, ankle, shin, leg, knee, hip, or back pain?
Do they have a very flat foot, ankle that turns in, knees that turn in severely, toes that point inward or severely outward, walk on their tippy toes, or have bunions or hammertoes?
Do their feet get tired easily, do they appear slower than their peers, get discouraged running or playing sports, fall down frequently, or have difficulty with coordinated movements?
Do you have a special needs child suffering from low tone/hypotonia?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, or are concerned about your child's feet/ankles/legs/knees, come see our pediatric foot and ankle specialist Dr. Stanford, DPM for an in depth assessment and treatment recommendations.
The pediatric or child’s foot undergoes several changes during the different stages of growth and development. We may encounter unusual conditions of the pediatric foot, gait, or lower extremity which are in fact to be expected at that stage of development. Other conditions are cause for concern and may require early intervention to resolve. Our podiatrist, Dr. Stanford, DPM, is very proactive in his approach to children’s foot conditions, initiating treatment as soon as possible to assist with resolution of problems rather than waiting to see if the problem is outgrown. Other less concerning issues he will visit regularly with patients and parents to monitor progress and determine if intervention is warranted down the road.
Children get one chance to develop their foot type and skeleton, and it is our mission to help the child’s foot develop normally and eliminate any negative impact on skeletal development from the foot’s alignment caused by the hard surfaces we walk on.
Some of the causes for concern would include:
- Severe flatfoot (often accompanied by out-toeing)
- Juvenile HAV or bunions
- Severe knock knee (genu valgum) or bow leggedness (genu varum)
- Heel pain or Calcaneal Apophysitis
- Hip, knee, or lower back pain
- Balance or coordination problems
- Clawed or hammered toes
- Ingrowing toenails
- Fungal or dystrophic (thickened and discolored) toenails
- And many more!
If your child or children are experiencing any of these problems, or you are concerned as a parent about the health of your children’s feet, we strongly encourage a consultation with Dr. Stanford, DPM.