Godoy Foot & Ankle Center
Podiatrist Foot & Ankle Surgery & Pediatric Podiatrists located in Wayne, NJ
If your child has foot and ankle pain, rely on the experts at Godoy Foot & Ankle Center in Wayne, New Jersey for treatment. Dr. Heidi Godoy, DPM is a fellowship-trained pediatric foot and ankle surgeon who provides the following treatments:
- Flat Foot Deformity
- Foot Pain
- Ankle Pain
- Pediatric Foot Fractures
- Pediatric Ankle Fractures
- Sever's Disease
- Toe Walking
- In-toe (Pigeon toed) Walking
- Pediatric Bunion Deformity
- Clubfoot Deformity
- Vertical Talus Deformity
- Metatarsus Adductus
- Plantar Warts
- Toenail Fungus
- Athletes Foot
- Dry Skin
- Toenail Trauma
- Ingrown Toenails
Schedule an appointment at Godoy Foot & Ankle Center by phone or request one online today.
Pediatric Foot and Ankle Deformity Q & A
What is a pediatric foot and ankle deformity?
A pediatric foot and ankle deformity is an abnormality in the structure or function of a child’s foot, ankle, or surrounding areas. Deformities can negatively affect a child’s ability to walk, run, jump, or be mobile. Contact Godoy Foot & Ankle Center at the first sign of a problem in babies, children, or teenagers.
What are examples of pediatric foot and ankle deformities?
Examples of pediatric foot and ankle deformities children may face include:
Congenital flat feet
Congenital flat feet is a condition where a child doesn’t have arches in their feet at birth. The feet are completely flat when they stand, walk, or run.
Toe walking is a condition where a child walks on the balls of their feet without the heels touching the ground.
In-toe walking occurs when children walk with their feet pointed inward. It is also called pigeon-toed.
Clubfoot is a condition that appears at birth. The front half of a child’s foot turns inward, and their heel points downward. Sometimes, the bottom of the foot faces sideways or up instead of down.
Calcaneovalgus is a foot deformity in newborns where the ankle and foot are excessively bent, and the toes often touch the shin.
Vertical talus is a foot deformity that can cause flat feet in newborns. The talus bone forms in the wrong position and the front of the foot points upward or rests against the shin. The bottom of the foot often curves outward.
How do podiatrists diagnose a pediatric foot and ankle deformity?
To diagnose a pediatric foot and ankle deformity, your child’s podiatrist reviews their medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle. They examine the feet and ankles, observe walking patterns, and often recommend X-rays or other imaging procedures.
How is a pediatric foot and ankle deformity treated?
The best treatment for your child depends on the specific condition and its severity. The Godoy Foot & Ankle Center specialists may recommend:
- Custom orthotics
- Specialized footwear
- Physical therapy
The team also offers surgery to restore the foot and ankle function, offering your child improved mobility and a better quality of life.
To learn more about treating a pediatric foot and ankle deformity, schedule an evaluation at Godoy Foot & Ankle Center by phone or request one online today.
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