Pediatric Intoeing in New Jersey
Whether your child’s intoeing is mild or severe, the professionals at Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons can help patients in and around Morris County, NJ region.
What is Pediatric Intoeing?
Intoeing is diagnosed when a child has toes that point inward when walking, and most often occurs with children less than 2 years of age. This is often the result of muscle weakness, a curved foot (Metatarsus Adductus), a twisted shin (Tibial Torsion) or a twisted thighbone (Femoral Anteversion).
Benefits of Intoeing Treatment
If your child is diagnosed with intoeing, the good news is that most cases correct themselves naturally as they age, and generally do not cause pain or other adverse effects. If not, the condition can typically be corrected using special corrective footwear and/or braces. However, in a worst-case scenario, your child may need to undergo surgery, such as a lengthening of the Achilles tendon.
Whichever treatment method our team of pediatric foot doctors recommend, here are some common benefits your child can expect to achieve:
- Since your child’s toes will no longer point inward, it can boost self-esteem.
- Your child will be less likely to trip, stumble or fall.
How is Pediatric Intoeing Treatment Performed?
Some infants are born with this problem and it goes away on its own. However, some serious cases require medical treatment.
A series of casts are applied to the infant’s feet and lower legs to correct the problem (usually around 8 months of age), before the baby starts to walk. This continues over several weeks.
If the problem persists well beyond infancy, surgery might be required to correct the problem. However, surgery is rarely needed.
Preparing for Pediatric Intoeing Treatment
As mentioned above, most intoeing treatments do not require surgery, and if any treatment is necessary, it typically only involves the use of casts and/or bracing. On the other hand, surgery may require some initial preparation, which your Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeon doctor will discuss with you in detail beforehand.
Pediatric Intoeing Treatment Recovery
If using a cast or brace, no recovery time is involved with these types of intoeing treatments.
Surgery to correct your child’s intoeing will involve some form of aftercare, including dressing removal and reapplication, administering medication, and being on time to follow-up doctor’s visits.
What Makes Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons Unique
Dr. Solomon will approach your child’s treatment with sensitivity and work with you to develop a treatment plan to meet your child’s needs. Using cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, you can rely on our physicians for the most effective foot care.
Motivated in taking on complex challenges, Dr. Solomon is a top choice for foot and ankle treatments in Morris County, NJ, and Northern NJ.
Dr. Mark Solomon serves as the team podiatrist for the New York Jets. Dr. Solomon offer an unsurpassed ability to diagnose and treat sports-related foot and ankle conditions/injuries. In addition, he has been voted the top podiatrist in Morris County.
How Much Does Pediatric Intoeing Treatment Cost?
Dr Mark E Solomon, DPM is a team member at Advocare – The Orthopedic center. This Pediatric Orthopedic practice participates with most insurance plans.
Treatment for Pediatric Intoeing typically is considered medically necessary. As a courtesy, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will submit your claims on your behalf.
If you do not have medical insurance, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will review the various payment options we offer. We accept major credit cards.
It is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to know and understand what services are covered under their individual insurance policy.
Board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Dr. Solomon represents a new generation of foot and ankle specialists.
Good foot and ankle healthcare should begin early in life. We take pride in making you and your child’s experience as comfortable as possible. Contact us to schedule your initial appointment today!