Is it okay to insist kids eat their veggies? Is an early bedtime beneficial? Does certain bad behavior deserve a time out? Should you send a sniffling child to school? When you’re a parent, it seems like every time you turn around, there’s a decision to make, and some are definitely tougher than others. That couldn’t be truer than when determining whether to consider surgery for your child’s feet.
Let’s face it, undergoing surgery is a big decision, and when the procedure involves your child, it’s huge! Consulting with McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group is the first step to making the right choice. We will assess your child’s feet and determine if surgical intervention is necessary and appropriate. A few common kids’ conditions that may need pediatric foot surgery include clubfoot, painful flat foot, tarsal coalition, and deformities that need to be addressed with tendon transfers. Typically, things to consider in these situations include the severity of the condition, whether it is causing pain and difficulty for your child, if all other conservative treatments have been attempted, and your child’s age, amongst other factors.
If surgery is determined to be the best course of action, we will describe the procedure thoroughly, answer all your questions, and make sure you understand and feel comfortable and confident with your decision – we’re not sure when to enforce a timeout, but when it comes to your child’s feet, we know exactly what’s needed to keep them healthy!
So, if your child is complaining of foot pain, and you’ve tried other methods to ease discomfort but they’ve been unsuccessful in providing relief, come talk to us about your surgical options. When kids lose interest in normal activities or develop a limp, these are signs that it might be time to consider surgery for your child’s feet. Call our Carmichael, CA office at (916) 961-3434 and we will help you determine the best treatment plan to keep your kids happy and healthy from head to toe!