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Prioritizing Your Child's Foot Care

It’s fairly common to forget about the feet when it comes to our children’s hygiene. However, it’s critical to pay close attention to your child’s feet from the moment they came into this world to help prevent complications later on.

Here at the Triangle Foot and Ankle Specialist in Cary, NC, under the supervision of Dr. Jeremy Thomas, we offer comprehensive pediatric foot care services to help ensure optimal foot health and successful child development. Aside from that, here are some practical foot care guidelines for your little ones:

Inspect Your Newborn’s Feet

Prompt treatment could usually correct foot abnormalities like congenital conditions like clubfoot. Treating clubfoot within several days after birth could significantly reduce the need for surgical correction later on.=

Always Cut Your Child’s Toenails Straight Across

Doing so will help prevent the development of ingrown toenails. In case your child develops an ingrown nail, relieve the pain by placing some cotton between the affected nail and the skin. Then, go to your podiatrist as soon as possible.

Be On The Lookout for Toe-Walking

While this is completely normal when your child is just starting to walk, if toe-walking is still present after the age of two, seek out pediatric foot care. This could indicate muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, or some other problem with the nervous system.

Always Make Sure That Your Kid’s Feet are Clean and Dry

This will help reduce the chances of fungal and bacterial infections infecting your child’s feet.

Ensure That Your Child’s Shoes Fit Properly

Too-big shoes can cause trips or slips while too-tight ones could lead to the development of ingrown toenails, calluses, corns, or blisters.

Schedule Regular Checkups with Your Podiatrist

Aside from regular feet examinations and routine pediatric care treatments with your podiatrist here at Cart, NC, you should likewise see your podiatrist for the following concerns:

  • Sports injuries
  • Any pain in the feet or lower leg
  • Corns, calluses, warts
  • Ingrown toenails and other toenail infections
  • Issues with motor skills or balance
  • Very low or high feet arches
  • Feet that turn outward or inward
  • Walking abnormalities like limping or toe-walking

For More Pediatric Foot Care Tips and Tricks, Reach Out to Us

Call (919) 851-3435 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeremy Thomas of Triangle Foot and Ankle Specialist here in Cary, NC.

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What Our Patients Say

  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Thomas’ for more than 4 years and have been treated for 3 different foot issues. I have always received professional and appropriate treatments. Dr. Thomas is knowledgeable and explains procedures thoroughly. He prescribed custom orthotics and they have allowed me to be pain free and avoid surgery (until I wish to have it). His staff is friendly and professional. Appointments are easy to schedule and wait times are minimal. I have also taken my young daughter for 2 different issues and have been pleased with her treatments as well."
    April M. ★★★★★
  • "Very professional office environment. I felt welcomed and appreciated from the moment I walked in. The front desk did a great job, the nurse/pa made sure I knew what to expect from my procedure and recovery. Dr Thomas answered all my questions and did a great job! I can highly recommend this office – Thank You very much, my foot is doing Great!"
    Stan B. ★★★★★
  • "Great care in getting my foot healed from a fracture I suffered from a sports related injury."
    Randy H. ★★★★★
  • "I had a very informative visit my doctor was awesome. He explained everything to me so that I can take care of my problem with the best care and knowledge. The staff is also awesome. I was so happy to have found them. I will recommend them to everyone. I’m a happy patient!"
    Melanie T. ★★★★★