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Pediatric Foot Care Specialist

Bard Podiatry Associates -  - Podiatrist

Bard Podiatry Associates

Podiatrists & Foot & Ankle Surgeons located in Staten Island, NY

When your child needs care for their feet, look no further than Bard Podiatry Associates. Here, Dr. Baskhron is a leading provider of pediatric foot care and treatment for patients throughout Staten Island and New York City.

Pediatric Foot Care Q&A

Do children’s feet need special care?

Children often require special treatment for a medical concern; their feet are no different. When a child says they are experiencing pain in their feet or if a parent notices that the child is avoiding walking or standing, it should be taken very seriously. Pain in a child’s foot or ankle can indicate a problem. Any pain which persists for longer than a few days, or if it is severe enough to hinder the child’s walking, it should be assessed by the doctor right away.

What is pediatric flat feet?

Flat feet causes the arch of the foot to appear fallen or not present. Children usually do not present with symptoms. In some cases, they may appear to have trouble joining in physical activities or appear to walk or run in a strange way. Some might complain of pain or cramping in the legs, feet, or knees. Any discomfort or difficulty should be assessed.


What is calcaneal apophysitis?

Calcaneal apophysitis is the painful swelling of the heel’s growth plate. It commonly affects children between ages 8 and 14 because at this age the heel bone, calcaneus, is not fully formed. New bone is developing at the growth plate, or physis, found at the back of the heel. Excessive repetitive stress on the growth plate can cause inflammation.

What are pediatric ingrown toenails?

Tight shoes and socks or incorrect nail trimming can cause ingrown toenails in children, however in some cases the predisposition for nails to curve inward is genetic. If the nail breaks the skin, serious infections can develop. Parents should never attempt to pry out the nail at home. Treatment by the podiatrist is the best option.

What are pediatric plantar warts?

Warts can develop all over the foot, but usually, they grow on the bottom, or plantar, side. Plantar warts, which are the result of contracting the human papilloma virus, frequently occur in children and adolescents. While usually they are not serious, they can grow deep into the skin and make walking or standing painful.

Insurance Information

Please see the list of plans that we accept. If you do not see yours, please call our office to find out how we can help.

Affinity Health Plan
Amida Care
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care (NY)
Health First
Multiplan, Inc.
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
The Empire Plan