Children's foot and ankle injuries can occur due to accidents while playing or engaging in sports - particularly in young athletes. In fact, research has shown that foot and ankle injuries are common reasons for young athletes to visit physicians and account for up to 30% of visits to sports medicine clinics in that demographic.
For Culver City pediatric foot and ankle injuries, treatment is available at Associated Foot Care Clinic, Inc., the practice of Foot Doctor J. Leonard Knudson, DPM, who provides quality and gentle care for patients of all ages.
Culver City Pediatric Foot and Ankle Treatment with Dr. J. Leonard Knudson, DPM
With more youths participating in sports and growing performance expectations for young athletes, training and competition can get intense. Unfortunately, accidents and injuries can occur. As the feet and ankles are crucial components in mobility, it is important to evaluate and manage foot and ankle injuries promptly to restore optimal limb function in young patients. This way, pediatric athletes can go back to the sports that they love as well as everyday activities.
Ankles and feet are complex structures where bony, ligamentous and muscular structures interplay, enabling the normal movement of the limbs.
In the case of pediatric athletes, these structures are developing and changing in the course of their growth process. So the treatment process must take this into consideration.
The injuries may differ from those exhibited by adults, plus treatment must be comprehensive to allow the growth and development to continue without disruption, to avoid chronic issues from persisting.
Associated Foot Care offers pediatric foot and ankle injury treatment for young patients. Dr. Knudson keeps in mind the unique developmental and anatomic differences between skeletally immature feet and ankles, since pediatric podiatry patients are still growing unlike adult and geriatric patients.
Such differences also means young athletes can exhibit injuries that are not seen in adults and vice versa. It is important to get such issues treated promptly by an expert podiatrist in order to restore proper function and prevent long-term effects that can continue on later in life.
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Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles. We also tend to patients from nearby - UCLA, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica and the West Los Angeles area.
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