Posts for tag: foot deformities

By Foot First Podiatry
May 26, 2017

Little feet are sensitive and need extra love and care. It is true that children’s feet are different from those of adults because they are actively growing and developing. Their foot problems should be brought to a doctor’s attention and Foot First Podiatry understands the needs of your children’s feet.

  • In-toeing and Out-toeing for children should be treated under the super vision of a podiatrist who specializes in children’s foot care to correct the situation.
  • Flat feet pain with children is a common concern among parents. Lack of an arch in the foot can cause significant problems but can be monitored to see if they grow out of it. In the interim the child should wear arch support shoes to ensure the foot develops away from the conditions of flat feet.
  • Foot deformities are more medically involved and may be corrected with proper shoes or braces. Some foot deformities can be caused by cerebral palsy, polio, muscular dystrophy or club foot.  Again, a podiatrist should be consulted from the onset.

When the warm weather comes and the kids ask to go to the playground we can’t always keep an eye on them every minute.  They are quick and fearless and we know the boys can be reckless sometimes. But we can keep their safety a priority by visiting our doctor for routine checkups. We tend to overlook podiatry as preventative health and forget that our feet take us everywhere our body needs to go.

Heel pain is common with children who play soccer and basketball.  Heel pain that is more sever is known as Sever’s disease and mostly occurs in children between the age of 8 and 14. Both boys and girls are equally susceptible to the disease. The pain happens where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel bone but the first sign is when your child starts rubbing their heels with their fingers at games or practices.

We do tend to watch our children when outdoors to make sure they do not wonder off with a stranger or fall head first into the slide but the subtle signs of recurring pain should be addressed too. If your child is showing any signs of foot or ankle discomfort or pain call  Zahid Ladha at 812-945-9221 and schedule an appointment. We are conveniently located in New Albany, Indiana and will be glad to check your child’s feet. We want to see your child play all summer without injury or pain.

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Media AvailabilityRussell Okung had to have surgery to fix his injured toe recently, meaning that he’ll have to spend part of the summer resting so that he’ll be ready to participate in training camp. According to Pete Carroll, head coach for the Seattle Seahawks, the team plans to replace their left tackle with Alvin Bailey until they’re sure Okung is ready to play again.

“Russell will be fine, and it’s just something we had to do when the season was over,” Carroll said. Okung has had to sit out of 16 games over the course of the last four years, a trend the Seahawks hope will cease when he finishes recovering.

There are a multitude of factors to consider before deciding whether or not to treat your foot or ankle disorder with surgery. If you are considering having an operation and want an experienced medical opinion, consult with podiatrist Dr. Zahid Ladha of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha will thoroughly examine your injury or condition and make sure that you are informed enough to make an appropriate decision.

When Surgery is Necessary

Foot and ankle surgery are reserved in cases when less invasive procedures and treatments do not help with the problem.  Although surgery is generally considered to be a last resort, when undertaken it can provide a permanent pain relief than before and allows you to resume the activities your foot problem has prevented you from enjoying otherwise. This includes:

  • Foot deformities (bunions, bone spurs)
  • Painful nerves
  • Congenital deformities
  • Misaligned bones

The type of surgery you will undergo is dependent on the problem at hand. For painful bunions, you may undergo a bunionectomy. Surgical fusions can help realign bones while nerve removal can help get rid of painful nerves and the tissues that surround them.  With advancing, evolving technology and surgical techniques becoming more sophisticated, many procedures are now being performed with small incisions and more precise instruments, allowing for faster recovery times.

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If you have any questions, please contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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