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Reasons to Use a Pediatric Foot and Ankle Doctor

While you likely take your child to a pediatrician for their general health care, when concerns arise regarding their feet it is essential to work with a pediatric foot doctor. Whether referred by a friend, by their general pediatrician, or sought out on your own—the reasons below are just a few why you should seek out a pediatric foot doctor in Phoenix.


Your Child Is Still Growing

As a parent, you can tell by the frequency in which you purchase new clothing and shoes, that your child is still growing. While their feet may stop growing before your child stops growing in overall height, the average child will continue growing into their late teens. Since our feet play a vital role in our mobility and support, it is essential to seek out a pediatric foot specialist when feet related problems arise.


The Foot Is Complex

The health of our feet is essential for maximum mobility. The foot and ankle are quite complex, and consist of 26 bones—as well as 33 joints, and over 100 tendons, ligaments, and muscles. While many physicians are familiar with the foot, a foot doctor specializes in the foot and ankle. Whether your child has flat feet, or is recovering from an ankle sprain, or foot fracture—the expertise of a pediatric foot specialist will ensure that they have the best care possible.


You Want To Provide Your Child With The Best Possible Care

A pediatric foot specialist will provide your child with the best possible care when it comes to treating everything from:

  • Flatfeet
  • Tarsal Coalition
  • Gait Abnormalities
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot or Ankle Injury
  • In-Toeing
  • Bunions
  • Warts
  • Ingrown Toenails

This will ensure that each of these conditions is treated with the most modern procedures, and that the most non-invasive options are explored.

The reasons above are just a few why it is essential to seek out a pediatric foot doctor in Phoenix. The sooner you seek out care for your child’s foot and ankle related conditions, the greater your likelihood of a full recovery—and the more you reduce the likelihood of long-term damage.

John Cory

John Cory

Dr. John W. Cory M.D. is the Foot and Ankle Center orthopedic surgeon. Dr. John Cory is a fellowship trained, board certified foot and ankle surgeon. He specializes in sports foot and ankle injuries in Phoenix.

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