Treatment for pediatric conditions by expert podiatrists.
Our pediatric podiatrists have significant experience treating a variety of foot and ankle conditions that arise while children and teenagers are still growing and physically developing. Whether your child needs help with a one-time injury or has an ongoing issue, we can provide expert care while ensuring that your child feels comfortable and relaxed throughout the treatment process. Read further to learn more about some common ways that we frequently help our pediatric foot and ankle patients.
Orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts prescribed by your podiatrist at Weil Foot and Ankle Institute. For children and teenagers, custom orthotics can help to restore correct foot and ankle posture during the critical years of physical development. Custom orthotics are needed for pediatric patients early in their development for correcting abnormal flat feet and intoeing problems. The use of the orthotics will prevent complications in the future.
When the toenail cuts into the surrounding skin, your child may experience mild discomfort or pain depending on the severity of the condition. If an ingrown toenail is not treated properly, it can eventually lead to infection and accompanying symptoms such as redness, swelling, and possible pus or drainage.
At Weil Foot & Ankle Care, we can trim and clean your child’s ingrown toenail, and in the case of infection, we can help get your child’s foot health back on track. We can also help you identify possible causes for your child’s ingrown toenail, so you can take steps to prevent a reoccurrence of this uncomfortable condition.
Foot or Ankle Pain
Pain in the feet or ankles can stem from a variety of possible causes that range from genetics to injuries. When you bring your child to Weil Foot & Ankle Care for treatment of pediatric foot pain, ankle pain, or even leg pain, we won’t just treat the symptoms; we will seek the underlying cause for your child’s pain and work toward a permanent solution whenever possible.
Some common types of pain we treat in our pediatric patients include heel pain in children, shin splints, painful sports injuries, and pain caused by an abnormal gait.
If you have concerns about your child’s gait (the way your child walks), then a consultation with one of our Chicago, IL, foot and ankle doctors may be in order. Weil Foot & Ankle Care has helped numerous patients with a variety of abnormal gait symptoms, including the following:
- Flat feet
- Toe walking, aka walking on tiptoe
- In-toeing, aka toes turn inward instead of pointing straight
- Out-toeing, aka toes turn outward instead of pointing straight
- Lifting leg from the hip instead of the knee when walking
- Uneven weight bearing, limping, or favoring one leg over the other
- Frequent trips or falls while walking
- Pain while walking
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Review of Dr. Baker
We tried radio shockwave therapy and I was able to compete in the 2015 World Championships and helped the team win a bronze medal.
Review of Dr. Sorensen
He always has the best interest for me and always treated me with a smile. Always asking me questions, if I had any questions. He always wanted to know more in a personal level about his patients. He's very caring.
Review of Dr. Amarantos
Dr. Amarantos treated me for foot calluses and I feel wonderful. I can walk like a young woman again. Thank you doctor!
Review of Dr. Weil Jr.
I was able to get into regular shoes within a week. There's been no pain.
Review of Dr. O'Keefe
The join replacement in my big toe that he did took away all of the the pain that I had. I had bone on bone. When the joint was replaced, the toe was working perfectly and I was pain free.