Foot Specialists In Merrillville, IN, For Pediatric Foot Care

5-Star Podiatry Care for Children in & Around Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter, & Highland, IN

Foot Care for Children in the Merrillville Area Of Indiana

merrillville valparaiso pediatric podiatristFoot conditions don’t just affect adults. Did you know that Weil Foot & Ankle Institute of Merrillville also treats foot conditions in children? Your child’s feet are unique due to the fact that they are still growing, and the presence of growth plates can lead to certain challenges. Addressing your child’s complaint about foot pain early is critical. Even if it seems like a minor problem, it shouldn’t be neglected because often foot conditions can be more serious than you may think. Typically, your child’s feet stop growing between the ages of 13 and 15. Any foot problem that arises prior to these ages is certainly urgent.

There are many conditions that can affect your child’s feet. Growth plate inflammation, ingrown toenails, warts, and flat feet are just a few of the more common conditions. Growth plate inflammation in the heel, or Sever’s disease, is the most common. If your child is active in sports, especially soccer or basketball, he or she may be more prone to this foot condition. The complaint is usually of pain in the heel during and after a practice or game.

Flat feet can often cause pain in both the feet and the legs, and active children with flat feet are more prone to experience the symptoms. Pediatricians often mistake this type of pain for simple growing pains in the feet. It is a myth that all children will “outgrow” being flat-footed. Fortunately, most foot and leg soreness from flat feet can be relieved quite easily with custom foot orthotics, or custom insoles. At Weil Foot And Ankle Institute of Indiana, we have over a 95% success rate with this treatment, so your child can get back to doing what he or she loves quickly.

Since your child’s feet are unique, they should be put in the hands of our award-winning foot specialist in Merrillville, IN. Often, we can recommend a fast remedy for a condition that your pediatrician may be completely unaware of (writing off as “growing pains”) or unaware of how to treat. Generally, we recommend early intervention for all foot conditions, particularly for children. If addressed early enough, your child won’t miss a beat – or a game!

Schedule Your Child’s Appointment at Weil Foot & Ankle Institute Today!

Our pediatric foot specialist in Merrillville, IN, is able to diagnose and treat an array of children’s foot conditions. Schedule your child’s consultation today! Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle Institute! Our Merrillville pediatric foot specialist offers the best podiatry care to children suffering from foot pain in and around Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter, and Highland, IN.

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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