Children’s Podiatrist in Walnut Creek, CA

If your child requires the attention of a podiatrist, you can find a children’s podiatrist here at Bay Area Foot and Ankle Associates. Contact our clinic today to learn more about what we do and how your child can see a children’s podiatrist in Walnut Creek, CA! For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online.

Children's Podiatrist Near Me in Walnut Creek, CA
Children's Podiatrist Near Me in Walnut Creek, CA

What does a pediatric podiatrist do?

This kind of medical professional specializes in injuries and other issues with children’s lower extremities (the feet, ankles, and heels). For example, a pediatric podiatrist can help with foot or ankle pain or even help a diabetic child with foot care that may actually be vital for a diabetic child. Generally, a pediatric podiatrist will help kids with their foot and ankle health and treat any issues that come up, like a sprained ankle or an ingrown toenail.

Also, a pediatric podiatrist can provide preventive care which can help a child prevent injuries and other issues from happening in the first place. This kind of care is especially helpful for young athletes who want to prevent sports injuries!

Should my child see a podiatrist? What foot problems do children’s podiatrists treat?

Your child should see a podiatrist if they are having any issues with their feet, heels, or ankles, like a deformity, minor injury, or disease, or even just strain or pain. Tired feet, foot pain, arch pain, or heel pain should be treated. You might not know it, but flat feet or high arches should be addressed by a podiatrist, as these things can affect a child’s gait, posture, and performance in sports. Or maybe your child is suffering from a chronic condition like neuropathy or diabetes? If so, you’ll need to take your child to see a podiatrist for care like diabetic wound care. This particular kind of care can indeed be vital for a diabetic child, as diabetic children are especially susceptible to serious long-term complications with wounds in the lower extremities.

If your child isn’t experiencing any issues, they can still benefit a lot from seeing a podiatrist, as one can help your child prevent common complications and improve your child’s gait, posture, alignment, and mobility! Here are some of the services we can provide for your child here at Bay Area Foot and Ankle Associates:

  • Routine care for the feet and other lower extremities
  • School-required examinations
  • X-rays for certain injuries
  • Surgical procedures, but only when other treatments haven’t worked
  • Sports medicine for young athletes or active youths
  • Pain relief
  • Taping/strapping for certain foot or ankle issues
  • A biomechanical assessment
  • Custom foot orthotics (made with traditional plaster casting)
  • Treatment for problems like pigeon-toed gait, in-toed gait, out-toed gait, walking difficulty, flat feet, tired feet, foot pain, arch pain, heel pain, etc.
  • And more!

Does my child need to see an orthopedist?

An orthopedist is a specialist in the musculoskeletal system of the entire body, so if your child is having issues in areas of the body other than the feet, ankles, or heels, an orthopedist can help a lot. Some issues affect the feet, ankles, or heels as well as other areas like the legs, hips, or back. An orthopedist can help with all these things, but a podiatrist is the most capable professional at handling issues with the feet, ankles, or heels, and if you come see a podiatrist here at Bay Area Foot and Ankle Associates and it turns out your child needs to see an orthopedist too, we can refer you to one.

Do you have a children’s podiatrist in Walnut Creek, CA?

Yes! Bay Area Foot and Ankle Associates has Dr. John W. Scivally DPM FACFAS and Dr. Robin K. Lie DPM. Either doctor is fully capable of helping your child. If you’d like to get your child in to see one of the doctors, call us at the location nearest you. Our clinic actually has two locations in the Walnut Creek area, so please see our Locations page for the one near you and its address and contact information, then give us a call for an appointment for your child!

Before an office visit with us, please make sure your child wears their usual everyday shoes and, if applicable, bring in shoes used for sports. Also please make sure your child wears shorts for easy treatment or is able to change into shorts.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping your child soon!