Pediatric Care

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Peoria, AZ

Pediatric Care

Pediatric Care

At Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons, we understand that children's foot and ankle issues require specialized care. Led by Dr. Kaveh Panahi, our clinic is equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric foot conditions, from common issues like pigeon toe and toe walking to more complex conditions such as Clubfoot or Calcaneovalgus deformities. We are dedicated to ensuring that your child receives the best possible care in a welcoming and child-friendly environment.

Pediatric Care Q&A

Common Pediatric Foot and Ankle Conditions We Treat:

  • Pigeon Toe: A condition where the toes point inward when walking, often self-correcting but sometimes requiring intervention. Learn more about pigeon toe deformity. 
  • Toe Walking: Persistent toe walking can be a sign of underlying neuromuscular issues that need evaluation and treatment. 
  • Sever’s Disease: A painful heel condition common in active children experiencing growth spurts with pain over the back of the heels. Learn more about Sever's Disease. 
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries: Sprains, fractures, and other injuries common in active children, requiring prompt and effective treatment.
  • Growing Pains: Often affecting legs and knees but can also impact the feet, these pains are typically experienced at night.
  • Ingrown Toenails: Common in children, especially if tight shoes are worn or toenails are not trimmed properly. Learn more about ingrown toenails. 
  • Club Foot: A birth defect where the foot is twisted out of shape or position, requiring early treatment.
  • Flat Foot: While often normal in young children, persistent flat feet can sometimes cause pain and difficulty walking. Learn more about flat foot deformity.
  • Warts: Very common in children and adolescents which are commonly picked up while spending time at swimming pools or gyms.  Learn more about warts.


Our Pediatric Treatment Options Include:

On-Site X-ray and Ultrasound

Accurate diagnosis is key to effective treatment. Our clinic is equipped with on-site X-ray and ultrasound technologies, enabling us to quickly assess and diagnose various foot and ankle conditions without the need for external appointments. This convenience ensures that treatment can begin promptly, setting the stage for better outcomes.

Custom Orthotics and Medical Devices

Many pediatric foot and ankle issues can be effectively treated with custom orthotics and medical devices. These are designed to support and correct the unique foot structures of children, promoting proper growth and development. Our on-site facilities allow us to design, fit, and modify orthotics tailored specifically for your child’s needs.

Conservative Treatments

We always start with the least invasive treatments suitable for your child’s condition. These may include:

  • Physical Therapy: To strengthen muscles, improve mobility, and decrease pain.
  • Medications: For pain relief and to reduce inflammation when necessary.
  • Activity Recommendations: Tailored advice on safe levels of activity to ensure healing while maintaining physical fitness.


Surgical Options

For more severe cases or when conservative treatments are not sufficient, surgical options may be considered. Dr. Panahi is skilled in pediatric foot and ankle surgery, including minimally invasive techniques that reduce recovery time and pain.


Why Choose Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons?

Dr. Kaveh Panahi and our team at Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons are committed to providing compassionate and skilled care tailored to the needs of our youngest patients. We understand the anxieties associated with pediatric conditions and strive to create a calming, supportive environment for both children and their parents.

If your child is experiencing foot or ankle issues, contact us today to schedule a consultation. At Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons, we’re dedicated to helping your child walk, run, and play as comfortably as possible. Let us provide the care your child needs to thrive and grow without limitations.


To schedule your appointment, please contact us at 623.439.2200 or use our easy online scheduling portal for new or follow up visits.