Our Merrillville, IN, Foot Doctors Provide Experienced Pediatric Foot Care

5-Star Pediatric Foot Treatment in Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter, & Highland, IN

experienced pediatric foot careOur Weil Foot & Ankle Care podiatrists have significant experience with a variety of foot and ankle conditions that can arise when children and teenagers are still growing and developing physically. Whether your child needs help with a one-time injury or an ongoing concern, we can provide expert treatment while ensuring that your child feels comfortable and relaxed throughout the treatment process. Read on to learn about some common ways that we frequently help our pediatric foot and ankle patients.

Custom Orthotics

Orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts prescribed by your Merrillville area podiatrist at Weil Foot and Ankle Institute. For children and teenagers, custom orthotics can help to correct foot and ankle posture during the critical years of physical development. Custom orthotics are necessary for pediatric patients early in their development to correct abnormal flat feet and problems with intoeing. The use of the orthotics will prevent complications in the future.

You can read more about custom orthotics from Weil Foot & Ankle Care, including information about orthotics and health insurance, by clicking here.

Ingrown Toenails

When the toenail grows into the surrounding skin, your child can experience mild discomfort or pain depending on the severity of the condition. If an ingrown toenail isn’t treated properly, this can eventually lead to infection and accompanying symptoms such as redness, swelling, and possible pus or drainage.

At Weil Foot & Ankle Care, we can clean and trim your child’s ingrown toenail, and in the case of infection, we can get your child’s foot health back on track. We can also help you identify possible causes for your child’s ingrown toenail, so you can take steps to prevent this uncomfortable condition from reoccurring.

Foot or Ankle Pain

Pain in the feet or ankles can stem from a range of possible causes, including genetics and injuries. When you bring your child to Weil Foot & Ankle Care for treatment of pediatric foot pain, ankle pain, or even leg pain, we won’t just treat your child’s symptoms; we will seek the underlying cause for their pain, and work toward a permanent solution when possible.

Some common types of pain we treat in our pediatric patients include heel pain in children, shin splints, painful sports injuries, and pain caused by an abnormal gait.

Abnormal Gait

If you have concerns about your child’s gait (the way your child walks,) a consultation with one of our Merrillville, IN, foot and ankle doctors may be in order. Weil Foot & Ankle Care has helped numerous patients with many types of abnormal gait symptoms, including the following:

  • Flat feet
  • Toe walking (walking on tiptoe)
  • In-toeing (toes turn inward instead of pointing straight)
  • Out-toeing (toes turn outward instead of pointing straight)
  • Lifting leg from the hip instead of the knee when walking
  • Uneven weight bearing, limping, or favoring one leg over the other
  • Frequent trips or falls while walking
  • Pain while walking

Learn More About Our Pediatric Podiatry Treatment Options at Weil Foot & Ankle!

Over 200,000 patients have found relief from their foot pain, heel pain or ankle pain, and we’re confident we can help your child too! Your child’s feet will thank you! For additional information on pediatric care or to schedule an appointment, call Weil Foot & Ankle at 847-390-7666. Our Merrillville foot doctor offers the best pediatric podiatry care to patients in and around the Merrillville area.

Award-Winning Podiatrists & Foot
Doctors In Merrillville, Indiana (IN)
Award-Winning Podiatrists &
Foot Doctors In Merrillville, Indiana (IN)


  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Bowen was my doctor/surgeon for my Achilles regraft surgery. He definitely takes care of his patients well being. I will definitely use Dr. Bowen again for any foot issues in the future."

    - Tony M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I am very happy with my total experience. Doctor Michael F. Bowen was attentive and clear. He provided personalized care. He had excellent bedside manner and is a fantastic surgeon."

    - Ryan P.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Bowen was my doctor/surgeon for my Achilles re-graft surgery. He definitely takes care of his patients well being. I will definitely use Dr. Bowen again for any foot issues in the future."

    - Tony M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I am very happy with my total experience. Doctor Michael F. Bowen was attentive and clear. He provided personalized care. He had excellent bedside manner and is a fantastic surgeon."

    - Ryan P.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Bowen was my doctor/surgeon for my Achilles regraft surgery. He definitely takes care of his patients well being. I will definitely use Dr. Bowen again for any foot issues in the future."

    - Tony M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I am very happy with my total experience. Doctor Michael F. Bowen was attentive and clear. He provided personalized care. He had excellent bedside manner and is a fantastic surgeon."

    - Ryan P.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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The Merrillville, IN, podiatrist of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Our licensed podiatrist in Merrillville, IN, has helped over 200,000+ patients find relief for their foot pain, heel pain and ankle pain, and we can help you too! Our foot doctor can help treat all foot and ankle conditions, including, bunions, claw toe, corns, calluses, foot pain, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, neuromas, toenail fungus and sports related foot and ankle injuries.
With the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services in Merrillville, IN, we can help you return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love! Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle Institute and you will see we offer 5-star podiatry care in Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter & Highland, IN.
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