Pediatric podiatry is a branch of podiatry aimed at the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and control of problems that can cause the feet of the little ones, feet that are in parallel with the development and overall growth of the rest of the body. they can detect, treat and control in time, such as:
- -Onychocryptosis (incarnated nail)
- -Plantar warts
- -Onychomycosis (nail fungus)
- -Dermatomycosis (fungi on the skin)
- -Sweating problems in the feet
- -Flat foot
- -Foot drops
- -Painful foot
- -Genus valgus-varus (“X” or “parenthesis” legs)
- -March in ADD (walking with your feet “looking inwards”)
- -March in ABD (walking with your feet “looking out”)
- -Toe walking
- -Differences in limb length
- -Growth pains
- -Tips for the most appropriate children’s footwear
EXPLORATION AND DIAGNOSIS
The gait study is part of a thorough examination performed by the podiatrist and allows us to analyze how the individual makes the footprint while walking or during sports activities from which current or future pathologies are derived.
This study aims to diagnose any existing alteration and evaluate the most appropriate treatment, as well as prevent future injuries.
Orthopodology focuses on the non-surgical treatment of the foot by means of personalized silicone footbeds (insoles) and orthotics with the aim of preventing subsequent injuries, treating current pathologies and / or facilitating the rehabilitation of diseases and abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system.
Before performing these treatments, a thorough and static exploration of both static and dynamic is required.
2. Neuromuscular dressings:
It is a treatment consisting in the application of band-shaped adhesive elastic strips and has an analgesic, anti-inflammatory effect, improves the function of the injured area and increases stability at the muscular, ligamentous, articular and lymphatic levels.
This treatment may be paralleled with other podiatric treatments (plantar supports and custom silicone digital orthotics) to help a faster recovery from foot injury.