Parents shouldn’t wait to take their child to see a podiatrist until he or she is experiencing pain. A good, thorough foot exam early on can prevent problems from occurring in the first place. The doctors at Carolina Podiatry Group encourage you to bring your child in even as a newborn. This is an essential component of evaluating your baby’s health. Assessments can be made to diagnose deformities and abnormal issues, as well as joint range of motion and dermatologic, neurologic, and vascular status. Furthermore, early treatment of most conditions is essential for conservative measures to work. Depending on the problem, if it is detected early enough, surgery can often be avoided. Even if a surgery is necessary, doing the procedure at a young age allows for a better chance of success and a quicker recovery.
Spot problems early to prevent bigger problems later. Make an appointment with Brandon Percival, DPM, Julie Percival, DPM, or William Harris IV, DPM, of Carolina Podiatry Group by calling (803) 548-FEET in Fort Mill or (803) 285-1411 in Lancaster, SC.