Pediatric Foot & Ankle Care

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic doctors are highly skilled in pediatric foot and ankle care. There are many types of children’s foot and ankle problems, both congenital and acquired, that FASMA doctors are highly qualified to diagnose and treat.

Some common foot conditions that we see in children include:

  • Ingrown toenails- This can present as an infection on the child’s toe. The edge of the nail grows down and into the skin. Treatments include soaking the toe, wider shoe gear or a minor office procedure to remove the ingrowing nail border.
  • Plantar warts- Approximately 10-20% of children in the US are affected. Various treatment options exist including over the counter topicals, laser therapies, surgical excision, as well as more aggressive topical therapies that are applied under a doctor’s supervision.
  • Flat feet- This presents as feet with low or no arches. Feet may appear to be rolled in. Pediatric flat feet fall under two categories, flexible and rigid. Most flat feet that are asymptomatic do not need further intervention except for supportive shoe inserts, but symptomatic flat feet are in need of a thorough examination to rule out congenital conditions.
  • Heel pain- Heel pain presents differently in children than adults. Children usually complain of pain when running or during activity and the heel hurts when it is squeezed. This is usually the result of inflammation of the growth plate and tightness within the achilles tendon.
  • Injuries/sprains/fractures- Fractures are different in children compared to adults because of the presence of growth plates. Growth plates consists of cartilage cells that eventually transform into solid bone as the child grows. Fractures seen in children are more commonly incomplete fractures because their periosteum is stronger and thicker compared to adults.
  • Accessory Navicular- This is a congenital condition which results in an extra bone or piece of cartilage which is located on the inner side of the foot just above the arch. This piece of bone is incorporated into the posterior tibial tendon which attaches there. It is common for symptoms to first appear during adolescence.
  • Juvenile Bunions- This is a hereditary condition which is similar to an adult bunion but is seen much earlier in life. Conservative treatment includes supportive shoe gear, custom orthotics, icing, medication, padding/strapping and taping.
  • Tarsal Coalitions- This occurs when there is an abnormal union between two or more tarsal bones which causes restricted or absent motion between the bones. Some signs and symptoms include pain, flat feet, rigidity and stiffness, and muscle spasms.
We understand the need for children to be comfortable and do our best to help them be at ease. We will take our time to diagnose these conditions using clinical exams and radiology when needed. We offer both nonsurgical and surgical options for pediatric care.

FASMA Doctors Performing This Specialty / Service

Dr. Brandy Grahn

Gettysburg, PA Hagerstown, MD
Dr. Michelle Le

Rockville, MD (North Bethesda)
Dr. Reema Dua

Rockville, MD (North Bethesda)
Dr. Robert Pica

Richmond, VA
Dr. Alexander Mount

Richmond, VA
Dr. Louis De Fazio

Annapolis, MD Clarksville, MD
Dr. Zakia Sultana

Pasadena, MD
Dr. Mark Roemer

Hagerstown, MD
Podiatrist Dr. Gina M. Saffo DPM Dr. Gina M. Saffo

Annapolis, MD Greenbelt, MD
Dr. Seth Rubenstein

Reston, VA
Podiatrist Dr. Eric Masternick DPM Dr. Eric Masternick

Reston, VA
Dr. Andrew Liss

Columbia, MD Kensington, MD
Podiatrist Dr. Mo Esmaili DPM Dr. Mohammad Esmaili

Kensington, MD
Podiatrist Dr. Ian Beiser DPM Dr. Ian Beiser

Washington, DC (19th Street)
Dr. Man Cho

Reston, VA

Locations

  1. Washington, DC (19th Street)
    1145 19th Street NW Suite 605
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone: (202) 833-9109
    Fax: (202) 833-5762

  2. Gettysburg, PA
    506 W. Middle Street
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    Phone: 717-778-3338
    Fax: 717-778-3340

  3. Hagerstown, MD
    11110 Medical Campus Road Suite 100
    Hagerstown, MD 21742
    Phone: (301) 739-1575
    Fax: (301) 739-1578

  4. Rockville, MD (North Bethesda)
    11801 Rockville Pike Suite 105
    Rockville, MD 20852
    Phone: (301) 881-6222
    Fax: (301) 881-1639

  5. Holly Springs, NC
    1004 Werrington Drive, Ste. 300
    Holly Springs, NC 27540
    Phone: 919-850-9111
    Fax: 919-850-2499

  6. Raleigh, NC (Millbrook)
    1418 E. Millbrook Road
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    Phone: 919-850-9111
    Fax: 919-850-2499

  7. Richmond, VA
    1465 Johnston Willis Drive
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: 804-320-3668
    Fax: 804-320-2600

  8. Annapolis, MD
    129 Lubrano Drive Suite 303
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Phone: (410) 266-7575
    Fax: (410) 266-7366

  9. Clarksville, MD
    6100 Day Long Lane Suite 208
    Clarksville, MD 21029
    Phone: (443) 535-8770
    Fax: (443) 535-8775

  10. Greencastle, PA
    50 Eastern Ave Suite 122
    Greencastle, PA 17225
    Phone: 717-643-0795
    Fax: 717-643-0833

  11. McConnellsburg, PA
    214 Peach Orchard Road
    McConnellsburg, PA 17233
    Phone: (301) 739-1575
    Fax: (301) 739-1578

  12. Charlottesville, VA (Abbey Road)
    2050 Abbey Road Suite C
    Charlottesville, VA 22911
    Phone: 434-295-4443
    Fax: 434-295-8598

  13. Culpeper, VA
    530 Sunset Lane Suite A
    Culpeper, VA 22701
    Phone: 540-825-6113
    Fax: 540-825-4937

  14. Pasadena, MD
    8028 Governor Ritchie Hwy Suite 100
    Pasadena, MD 21122
    Phone: (410) 768-5800
    Fax: (410) 768-5806

  15. Chevy Chase, MD
    5530 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 945
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    Phone: (301) 913-5225
    Fax: (301) 913-9145

  16. Washington, DC (K Street)
    2021 K Street NW Suite 520
    Washington, DC 20006
    Phone: (202) 223-4616
    Fax: (202) 223-0740

  17. Silver Spring, MD (Fenton)
    8630 Fenton Street Suite 1
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Phone: (301) 587-5666
    Fax: (301) 589-4479

  18. Washington, DC (I Street)
    1720 I Street NW Suite 402
    Washington, DC 20006
    Phone: (202) 331-9727
    Fax: (202) 887-0741

  19. Rockville, MD (Shady Grove Rd)
    15215 Shady Grove Rd Suite 307
    Rockville, MD 20850
    Phone: (240) 268-7450
    Fax: (301) 949-8833

  20. Wheaton, MD
    2730 University Blvd. W. Suite 1000
    Wheaton, MD 20902
    Phone: (301) 949-3668
    Fax: (301) 949-8833

  21. Greenbelt, MD
    7501 Greenway Center Dr Suite 810
    Greenbelt, MD 20770
    Phone: (301) 577-4464
    Fax: (301) 577-4702

  22. Reston, VA
    1860 Town Center Drive Suite 220
    Reston, VA 20190
    Phone: (703) 391-0211
    Fax: (703) 880-1192

  23. Silver Spring, MD (White Oak)
    2415 Musgrove Road Suite 103
    Silver Spring, MD 20904
    Phone: (301) 384-6500
    Fax: (301) 384-6670

  24. Kensington, MD
    10901 Connecticut Avenue Suite 200
    Kensington, MD 20895
    Phone: (301) 949-2000
    Fax: (301) 949-2002

  25. Columbia, MD
    11055 Little Patuxent Pkwy Suite 204
    Columbia, MD 21044
    Phone: (410) 730-2623
    Fax: (410) 992-4779

  26. Silver Spring, MD (International Drive)
    3801 International Drive Suite 204
    Silver Spring, MD 20906
    Phone: (301) 598-0130
    Fax: (301) 598-5091

  27. Silver Spring, MD (MedStar-Leisure World)
    3305 N Leisure World Blvd.
    Silver Spring, MD 20906
    Phone: 301-598-0130
    Fax: 301-598-5091