It is our goal to effectively treat the issues and, fortunately, we are often able to do so with the use of nonsurgical procedures.
An ingrown toenail condition is when the nail grows into the soft skin that flanks it. This is fairly common and can be the result of a couple of different causes, including improper trimming techniques, shoes that do not fit correctly, physical trauma, and inherited structure. When it comes to trimming nails, it is important to always clip toenails straight across—instead of rounding them—and even with the edge of the toe. Children shoes should be comfortable when purchased (do not plan on them stretching out) and have room for the child to freely wiggle his or her toes.
A key component of healthy development is physical activity.
Sports enable children to not only realize physical improvements in speed and
Unfortunately, athletic events also pose the risk of injury. Common ones include sprained ankles, stress fractures, and growth plate injuries in the foot bones. RICE treatment (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) is usually quite effective, but you should still schedule an appointment for a proper evaluation.
If your son or daughter complains of itching or burning sensations on his or her feet, it is likely that athlete’s foot is to blame. The offensive fungus behind this condition thrives in warm, damp environments, which could very well describe a child’s foot in a sock and shoe. This fungal infection is rather common and begins between the toes before spreading across the foot. Over-the-counter sprays and powders work fairly well, but you may need to bring your son or daughter
Warts are caused by a viral infection courtesy of the common human papillomavirus (HPV). These can form anywhere on a foot, but they are more likely to appear on the bottom. When a plantar wart grows deep into the skin, it can make standing or
Pediatric Foot Care in Spring Valley, NY
As a parent, it’s natural to only want the best for your child. Here at Brook Valley Podiatry, we keep this in mind as we provide first-class foot care for our young patients—and older ones, too—in the Spring Valley community. Call us at (845) 352-7507 to reach our Spring Valley office, or simply use our online form to request your appointment.