Your pediatrician is needed to monitor your child’s overall health, but when child foot problems arise, you may want to see a specialist who has focused on feet throughout her medical training, residency, and years in practice. For issues like clubfoot in infants, toe-walking in toddlers, ingrown toenails in children, or Sever’s disease in adolescents, you’ll want to have a foot expert to help you find the best treatment for your son or daughter.
Untreated foot problems in childhood can lead to chronic problems later in life. Arthritis can set in where a bone was fractured. A bad sprain could lead to weak ankles and repeat injuries. Flat feet can become rigid and painful and keep you from enjoying performing daily activities, much less running or sports. Even an ingrown nail can become infected and require removal.
When you are searching for a podiatrist in Berkeley, CA, Yuko Miyazaki, DPM is here and ready to help. Call our office on Colby St. at (510) 647-3744 to set up your visit. You can also schedule online. While there, check out our library of information to educate yourself about child—and adult—foot issues.