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Pediatric Foot Care in Southern Pines, NC

Does your child limp or complain of aching feet? They likely need expert and compassionate pediatric foot care from Dr. Jeremy Thomas at Triangle Foot and Ankle Specialist in Southern Pines, NC. Many podiatric problems resolve as a child grows. However, others require immediate or even long-term treatment so a child develops and functions properly.

Why should a child see a podiatrist?

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) says that pediatric foot and ankle care often is neglected. This isn't because parents aren't attentive, but frankly, many health care providers just don't emphasize its importance.

But, important it is because of the many stresses placed on young feet and ankles, the infectious agents they are exposed to at school, home and daycare and also the rapid growth feet and ankles experience. As such, podiatric care should start before a child walks and continue on through childhood and adolescence. Catching problems early before they become serious encourages good podiatric health and function for the entire family.

Problems children experience

If your child seems to limp, complains of consistent foot and ankle pain or appears unable to keep up with other youngsters his age, call Triangle Foot and Ankle Specialist. Dr. Thomas will do a complete podiatric examination, including a gait analysis (how your child walks). From there, he'll offer a treatment plan based on his findings.

Commonly, children experience skin and nail infections, deformities, injuries such as sprains and balance and gait issues. Dr. Thomas offers many sensible strategies to help your child's lower extremities function well, feel better and develop properly.

Issues seen at Triangle Foot and Ankle Specialists include:

  • Toeing in and out
  • Flat feet
  • Ankle sprains and instability
  • Stress fractures
  • Tripping
  • Plantar warts
  • Athlete's foot
  • Ingrown toenails

Preventing foot problems

Just as with adults, some foot problems may be controlled or even prevented with prudent, daily habits such as:

  • Trimming toenails straight across, and never rounding the corners
  • Washing feet every day with soap and water and drying them completely
  • Wearing well-fitting, clean socks
  • Wearing well-fitting shoes (not too short or too long)
  • Wearing shoes outdoors and shower sandals in pool and locker room areas
  • Watching for gait irregularities such as toe-walking (past the age of two years), toeing-in or -out or anything which just doesn't seem right
  • Covering or bandaging cuts and scrapes

Happy feet are healthy feet

So, to keep your child's feet and ankles well-functioning and growing properly, see Dr. Jeremy Thomas at Triangle Foot and Ankle Specialist in
Southern Pines, NC, for a pediatric check-up. We have same-day appointments as needed. Please call (910) 757-0058.


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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. ★★★★★