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With many years of experience in caring for children with foot and ankle injuries and deformities, Dr. Haupt and his team at Newport Foot and Ankle Center are the top pediatric podiatrists in Orange County dedicated to caring for the needs of the youngest members of our community.

Treating the Condition

From the more common foot and ankle ailments in children to those that are more complex, our team offers state-of-the-art care in a soothing environment so that children and their parents feel at ease.

Pediatric Foot and Ankle Conditions Treated at Newport Foot and Ankle Center:

  • Clubfoot Disorder
  • Flat Foot Disorder
  • Ankle, Foot and Toe Deformities
  • Polydactyly of Toes
  • Tarsal coalitions
  • Toe-walking
  • Tinea-pedis (Athlete’s Foot)
  • Plantar Warts
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Metatarsus adductus
  • Vertical talus
  • Growth plate injuries

Pediatric Foot and Ankle Treatments Provided at Newport Foot and Ankle Center:

  • Bracing or Casting
  • Soft tissue or ligament release
  • Topical or laser treatments
  • Tendon transfers
  • Bone lengthening/grafting
  • Bone reconstruction surgery (internal and external fixation)

Pediatric FAQs

Is it normal for kids to have growing pains in their feet?

Yes, growing pains in the feet are common in children and usually occur in the evening or at night. These pains are typically not serious and can be managed with rest, stretching, and over-the-counter pain relief. If your child’s foot pain is severe or persists you should seek out our qualified pediatric podiatrists in Orange County.

What should I look for if my child complains about foot pain?

Pay attention to persistent pain, swelling, redness, difficulty walking, or changes in the appearance of the foot. These symptoms may indicate an underlying condition that requires medical attention.

When should I bring my child to a podiatrist?

If your child has consistent foot pain, difficulty walking, or visible deformities, it’s important to consult a pediatric podiatrist in Orange County. Early intervention can prevent potential long-term issues.

When should I worry about my child’s foot pain?

You should be concerned if the pain is severe, persistent, or accompanied by swelling, redness, or fever. These could be signs of an infection or a more serious condition that needs prompt medical evaluation.

How do I keep my child’s feet healthy?

To keep your child’s feet healthy, maintain proper foot hygiene by washing them daily and trimming the nails to avoid ingrown toenails. Ensure your child wears shoes that fit well and provide adequate support, and encourage regular physical activity to strengthen their feet.

What type of shoes should I get for my kid?

Choose shoes that are comfortable, provide good support, and have a proper fit. Avoid shoes that are too tight or loose, and ensure they are appropriate for the child’s activity level.

Why Choose Us For Pediatric Foot & Ankle Care?

Choosing the right provider for your child is no small feat, we know. At Newport Foot & Ankle Center, we are passionate about providing the highest level of pediatric podiatry to our patients. We set up our practice to ensure the entire experience is seamless and comfortable for parents and their kids. From our skills and experience in pediatric orthopedics to our compassionate bedside manner, your child will be examined, diagnosed, and treated with respect, safety, and care for the entire duration of their treatment and after-care.

Our pediatric podiatrists are specially trained in foot and ankle anatomy and will curate an age-appropriate treatment plan to care for your little one’s feet. Newport Foot & Ankle Center founder and medical director Dr. Jeffrey Haupt, a distinguished pediatric podiatrist in Orange County, is passionate about both learning and teaching fundamental techniques in his field. Dr. Haupt is the Founder and Director of Orange County’s only ACFAS Certified Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship Training Program, of which there are only 40 in the United States. He is also the only U.S.-trained podiatric surgeon to undergo a two-week mini-fellowship in Milan, Italy for Advanced Techniques in External Ring Fixation. You and your feet can take great comfort in Dr. Haupt’s stellar training, experience, and skill.

a pediatric podiatrist in Orange County consults a patient

If you or someone you know is interested in exploring laser treatment options for a pediatric foot or ankle condition, contact us today. As a board-certified pediatric podiatrist in Orange County, Dr. Haupt and his expert team are here to help.