Child Foot Care
Potential Treatment Options
We certainly hope to treat any patient successfully with nonsurgical methods, but this is especially true for children. The good news is that many cases do not require surgical intervention. Some treatment options we might use for your son or daughter include:
- Medication. Always make sure to check with our office for dosage recommendations, but nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be helpful for relieving pain and inflammation.
- RICE therapy. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation are beneficial in relieving painful symptoms, lowering levels of inflammation, and helping the body perform its natural healing processes.
- Orthotic devices. Customized orthotics might be recommended as a highly-effective treatment tool to address a wide range of medical issues. When preparing custom orthotics, we take the time to ensure they will work in a specific manner to best accommodate your child’s unique feet.
- Surgery. As previously noted, we take every measure possible to treat a young patient’s condition with nonsurgical care, but there are rare cases when surgery is recommended. If this is the case for your child, you can take comfort in knowing that your son or daughter is in the hands of skilled, expert foot surgeon.