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Lakeland Podiatrist | Lakeland Children’s Foot Care | FL | Coast 2 Coast Podiatry Group |

Coast 2 Coast Podiatry Group

Dr. John Bidelspach

(863) 859-4434

(888) 505-0592

Lakeland Main Office:
4973 US Hwy 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33809
  The Villages Main Office:
(Just West of Rolling Acres)
Heart Rhythm Associates
781 HWY 466
Lady Lake, FL 32159

Laser Locations:
Orlando, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, The Villages, and Tallahassee

Children’s Foot Care

With summer’s hot humid weather passing and cool dry air returning to Florida, it’s time for kids to escape the clutches of indoor air conditioning and embrace the playground.

Care for children’s feet begins even before birth. Mothers-to-be may face heel pain and flattening of the feet. In fact, hormones released to increase the flexibility of the birth canal can cause the feet to expand.

When a child first begins to walk, shoes are not necessary indoor. When outside, babies’ feet should be protected in lightweight, flexible, natural footwear.

Many children never complain about foot problems – especially during sports. It is critical that parents watch for a child’s limping or difficulty walking. Does your child have toes that point in or out, have knocked knees or other gait abnormalities? These can be corrected if they are detected early and are tested by a podiatrist.

When shopping for shoes, look for stiff material on either side of the heal, adequate cushioning and built in arch. The shoe should bend at the ball of the foot, not in the middle of the shoe. Don’t buy shoes with a break-in period. Good shoes should feel comfortable right away. High top quality sneakers generally help prevent ankle sprains, and never pack brand new shoes for your children to wear on vacation.

To locate footwear products for infants and children that have been awarded the APMA’s seal of acceptance, visit www.apma.org/sealofacceptance.

North Lakeland Foot Clinic is open 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Thursday. 

Lakeland Podiatrist Coast 2 Coast Podiatry Group is a poidiatry office providing Children’s Foot Care, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Lakeland, FL. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 33809 area and surrounding areas in Lakeland