We take great pride in the services we provide at Houston Foot Specialists
for all of our patients, but the satisfaction of treating young patients
is really a great feeling.
Child foot care practices are often centered on using conservative (nonsurgical) treatment
options to relieve pain and restore functionality. These include:
Rest. Giving the body time to conduct natural healing processes, and avoiding
increased damage from further activity, is essential for addressing issues.
Ice. An icing regimen can both relieve pain and reduce swelling and inflammation.
Immobilization. Depending on the condition being treated, we may need to prescribe a brace
or use casting to restrict motion in an injured foot or ankle.
Medication. We always take your child’s health into consideration when we recommend
and prescribe medication to address symptoms.
Physical therapy. Stretching and strengthening exercises are important for treatment, but
also to prevent recurrent issues from developing.
Orthotics. In some cases, we may recommend custom orthotics to fully address the
root cause of a medical issue.
Of course, even though conservative treatment options are usually quite
effective, it is always better to prevent an issue from developing in
the first place. To that end, you may want to consider using these following
tips to protect your child during sports:
For additional information on any facet of child foot care, or to schedule
an appointment for professional, effective foot and ankle injury treatment,
contact Houston Foot Specialists. You can speak with one of our staff
members by calling (713) 467-8886 or simply
request your appointment
with our Houston, TX podiatrist office online right now.
Buy the right footwear. Different sports use different kinds of shoes for a reason – they
are designed to be activity-appropriate. Along with this tip, also make
sure your child starts out the season with
new shoes, since old ones wear down and can cause problems.
Inspect playing surfaces. If you are able, walk the field where your child will be playing and check
for divots, dips, or holes. Surface problems like these increase the risk
of ankle sprains. In the event you find any issues, alert coaching officials.
Treat ankle injuries right away. When an ankle injury goes untreated, it could develop into a chronic
condition. Instead, make sure your son or daughter gets the appropriate
treatment, like the kind we provide at our Houston, TX office.