Accidents and Trauma
Older kids who start to engage in more active play or sports activities are at relatively high risk of sports injuries. We see a lot of junior soccer, football, and basketball players, as well as runners and dancers. Common foot and ankle injuries include:
- Heel pain. In kids this is usually caused by Sever’s disease, an injury to the exposed growth plate of the heel during adolescence, rather than plantar fasciitis.
- Ankle sprains
- Ligament tears
- Broken bones
A Comprehensive Approach to Caring for Kids’ Feet
From congenital deformities to sports injuries to stinky feet, we love caring for all types of pediatric foot and ankle conditions. If your child is demonstrating any signs of pain, discomfort, or unusual gait patterns involving their feet or ankles, please bring them in to see Dr. Cory Pilling and the team at Canyon Foot + Ankle.
We proudly take a family-first approach to patient care, with a focus on providing the personalized care and individual attention your child needs. We are trained in Ponseti clubfoot casting, and strive to provide effective conservative options (such as bracing and prefabricated orthotics) for gait problems whenever possible.
We’re also happy to advise you on prevention and home care strategies that can help your children maintain healthy feet, from stretching exercises to footwear advice. In the end, what we’re really about is making sure your children’s feet are happy, healthy, and in great shape for a lifetime of use!
To schedule an appointment with our team, please call our Twin Falls office at (208) 733-0436 or our Burley office at (208) 678-2727.