Children’s Foot Care

Children’s Foot Care

At Beaver Valley Foot Clinic, we think kids are more than just small people…

childrens foot care near meAt Beaver Valley Foot Clinic, we think kids are more than just small people. “As a mother of 5, I realize that kids come in with their own concerns that have nothing to do with that contagious wart on their foot or the infected ingrown toenail they have managed to hide from you. “ That’s why Children’s Foot Care is so important to me.

Certain foot problems are only seen at certain ages and you want a foot doctor that recognizes and understands this. This is especially true in child athletes. And treating children’s feet effectively also requires listening to them and gaining their trust. It takes time to form that bond, Dr Christina is willing to take that time with your child. She has also invested in some very specialized kid friendly equipment [like painless lasers to kill plantars warts] that also carry over to the bigger babies in your life.

 

 

Childrens Foot Problems and Treatments

Plantars wart

CHILDREN'S FOOT CARE near me

Plantar wart or verucca treatment in Cranberry Twp

Lasers used to treat warts is relatively new in Pittsburgh. Laser wart treatment was unheard of even several years ago. The laser we use is gentle enough for treating kids warts, but powerful enough to make mom very happy. As of Sept 2016, we are the first to have the new “double tip” laser for treating warts which can penetrate deep into the wart ,cutting treatment time in half. Plantar wart laser treatment is relatively painless and requires no anesthesia and does not cause a burn.Your child can be back at dance class or soccer immediately afterward.

Infected and Ingrown Toenails

Nothing hurts more in gym class or in soccer shoes than an ingrown toenail! Every step is excruciating. Add an infection from your child picking at it and then a week of festering after they hid it, ainfected ingrown toenail treatment near mend you’ve got a real kid emergency on your hands. At Beaver Valley Foot Clinic we reserve same day appointment slots just for such a foot care emergency. Actual treatment time is quick and painless so your child is back to school and out on the field immediately. There is also a special permanent procedure for those stubborn recurring ingrown toenails.

Children’s Foot Care – Flat Feet

Children's foot care near meKids grow so quickly that replacing those $500 custom orthotics every year just won’t happen. That’s why at Beaver Valley Foot Clinic we carry a full range of arch supports for kids in all children’s sizes at less than 1/10th the price of custom orthotics for children. There are certain specific times custom arch supports are necessary, but let the doctor tell you when that is, and not a salesperson at the good foot store. Your child can actually try on several styles to meet their shoes style and activity at a price you can’t even find online.

 

Flat Feet

Kids grow so quickly that replacing those $500 custom orthotics every year just won’t happen. That’s why at Beaver Valley Foot Clinic we carry a full range of arch supports for kids in all children’s sizes at less than 1/10th the price of custom orthotics for children. There are certain specific times custom arch supports are necessary, but let the doctor tell you when that is, and not a salesperson at the good foot store. Your child can actually try on several styles to meet their shoes style and activity at a price you can’t even find online.best childrens doctor

Foreign Bodies

Let’s face it: Kids run around barefoot. When you need that piece of glass or a wood splinter removed from your child’s feet, you can trust Dr Tina to be patient and gentle and alleviate their fears about their treatment.

Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis

These painful foot conditions in children used to be rare; but now with year round sports and being on 3-4 soccer teams at once, and football conditioning started in July [that’s all my kids), I see it a lot more often. First we determine whether or not there is any tear or rupture of the plantar fascia. Then we determine the proper accommodative footwear and inserts and appropriate level of activity based on your child’s foot injury. We end with prevention training going forward.

Growing Pains – Children’s Foot Care

pediatric xrayGrowing pains in children 8-13 are real. Sever’s Disease, calcaneal apophysitis and osteochondroses are the medical terms for this condition. This is seen most often when your child has had a growth spurt or started spring or fall training. If his or her heel hurts after sports, or he/she wakes up in the middle of the night with heel pain or cramps, bring them in for an evaluation. Children’s arch supports are available in kids sizes and at a reasonable affordable cost 

We can take children’s xrays in house o save you running around. They are read immediately, and you have your answer in minutes!

Need more information about Pediatric Foot Care?

Call now to schedule an appointment  878-313-3338

NEW Children’s Foot Care

SWIFT Microwave Plantar Wart Removal 

The amazing SWIFT microwave therapy system is a revolutionary new approach to treating painful and embarrassing plantar warts. This cleaner, faster and more effective treatment for plantar wart removal is now available at The Beaver Valley Foot Clinic. With an 83% success rate for total removal of warts (verruca lesions), the new technology is a game changer. In a matter of mere seconds, a microwave burst targets the wart and kills it. Many warts are removed in one or two treatments (although others may require more sessions).

Fast, Safe and Practically Pain-free

This innovative and modern treatment delivers microwaves directly to the wart. SWIFT has been rigorously tested in markets around the world including here in the United States. This guarantees the maximum possible levels of patient safety and satisfaction. Honing in on the wart’s exact depth, SWIFT does not significantly affect the surrounding tissue.  The microwaves produce a localized heat signature that pinpoints and kills the wart. Since the procedure is so short and precise, patient discomfort is minimal. Treatment time lasts just a few seconds per wart. There are no chemical burning agents or lasers used that can damage nearby tissues, elevating the risk of pain and side effects. There is no downtime and you can return to your daily activities right away.

SWIFT verucca therapy

How do Microwaves Kill the Wart?

Microwaves are a set of energy waves that sit on the electromagnetic spectrum between radio waves and infrared waves (from 300MHz to 300GHz) . The SWIFT procedure uses waves at 8GHz which maximize their effectiveness. Similarly to those produced by your microwave oven, these waves cause the production of heat. Because of their rapid cyclic waveform, water molecules begin to vibrate and collide with one another, producing heat. The advantage of using microwaves over traditional forms of heat production is that they agitate water molecules without causing damage to DNA.