Pediatric Podiatry Specialist

Terry Robertson, DPM -  - Podiatrist

New York Foot Center

Terry Robertson, DPM

Podiatrist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

If your child has issues walking or crawling, the pediatric foot care offered at New York Foot Center is essential for your child’s development. As a compassionate and caring New York-based podiatrist with specialized training in pediatric foot conditions, Terry Robertson, DPM can help your little one with minor to complex foot, ankle, and lower leg conditions. Schedule your child’s appointment by using the online scheduling system, or by calling the clinic in Yorkville, Upper East Side.

Pediatric Podiatry Q & A

What are pediatric foot care conditions?

Pediatric foot conditions can include either developmental issues, injuries, or both. Some of the most common lower extremity concerns commonly seen in children include:

  • Flat feet
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Crossover toes
  • Pigeon toes
  • Bunions or hammertoes

Just like adults, your child can also develop skin conditions that warrant a trip to the podiatrist. If they have toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, or plantar warts, for instance, a pediatric podiatrist should be your first stop.

When should my child see a podiatrist?

Figuring out which issues are merely part of your little one's development and which are real concerns is tricky. To be safe, it’s always best to bring your child in to see Dr. Robertson. You should schedule an appointment right away if you notice any of the following issues:

  • Difficulty crawling or walking
  • Bowleggedness after age three
  • Yellow or cracked toenails
  • Limping or difficulty standing

You should also bring your child to the clinic if they have a sports injury, bad fall, or other trauma that affects their foot after visiting the urgent care or emergency room.

In some cases, seeing Dr. Robertson is a precautionary measure, much like visiting your pediatrician regularly. He can spend time going over your child’s feet, ankles, and lower legs to ensure they’re developing normally.

How are pediatric foot issues treated?

Treating pediatric foot issues involves a thorough diagnosis, including X-rays, to get to the root of the issue. Your child’s treatment plan could include:

  • Bracing or splints
  • Pediatric physical or occupational therapy
  • Topical or oral medication for skin conditions

If your little one needs surgical repair for a developmental issue or injury, Dr. Robertson and his compassionate team help care for you and your child every step of the way. Because Dr. Robertson specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques, you can feel confident that your child’s surgery will be as smooth and seamless as possible.

Schedule your child’s pediatric foot care appointment at New York Foot Center by using the online scheduling system, or by calling the clinic.

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