Our 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
We are requiring patients and anyone accompanying them to arrive for their appointment with a face covering, (such as a scarf, bandana, t-shirt, handmade mask or other) that covers their nose and mouth already in place. If they or their guests arrive without one, they will be asked to return to their car to put one on or reschedule their appointment. We are unable to issue surgical masks to patients at this time. As such, beginning on the morning of April 8th, we will require patients and visitors to arrive for their appointment already wearing a face covering.
Weil Foot & Ankle Institute is committed to providing a safe and healthy care environment for our patients and team members. We are grateful for the exceptional care our dedicated team continues to provide for our patients.
We are here for you! As we all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are proud to offer patients the option of TeleHealth appointments with our physicians from the comfort of your home. A telehealth appointment can occur by using a personal computer (equipped with a webcam) or a smartphone. If you would like to schedule a TeleHealth appointment with one of our providers, please call 847-257-8614.
In the office, we continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19. To maintain the health of our patients, staff and offices, we are doing the following:
We follow the sanitation guidelines set forth by OSHA to protect the health and safety of our patients, physician, staff and the community at large. Additionally we’d like to share the following links where you will find the most up to date information about COVID-19 and what you can do to keep yourself, your family and friends safe while minimizing the risk to spread the virus.
If you need to schedule a telehealth appointment, reschedule your appointment at any of our locations, or make a new appointment, please call 847-250-9797. We are here for you!
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