WHAT IS JUVENILE ARTHRITIS?
Juvenile Arthritis is a set of auto-immune diseases, where the body’s immune system attacks its joints. It leads to swelling, stiffness in the joints and can even permanently damage the joints if left untreated. This is a debilitating condition and hinders a child’s day-to-day activities like going to school, playing sports, and simple tasks like changing clothes, etc. Every year almost 300,000 children are affected and diagnosed with some form of Juvenile Arthritis.
NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF DISMISSING SYMPTOMS OF JUVENILE ARTHRITIS
Pain in any part of your body; be it your head, abdomen, or foot, is not a normal thing. It is always recommended to make an appointment with a podiatrist if there is any pain in your feet and ankles. The same applies to your children as well. For parents, it is better to keep a watch on the foot health of your children because children with untreated symptoms and undiagnosed arthritis could suffer conditions like blindness and loss of movement (mobility). Therefore, it is highly advised to keep a lookout for foot-related issues, especially in your children.
NEED FOR A PODIATRIST
Visiting a medical professional is best if you are experiencing foot or ankle pain. Seeing a professional, who is trained to treat foot-related issues, is highly beneficial. It is best to deal with experts to correctly identify your issue and then start the remedial process. Remedial processes may include providing custom orthotics for painful joints or shoe recommendations to suit the condition of your feet better.
If your child is experiencing any foot pain or if you want to learn more about your foot health, don’t hesitate to contact the office of Dr. John C. Marzano at Westchester Podiatric Healing Medicine, P.C., in Yonkers, NY, to schedule a consultation for proper diagnosis and treatment. You can visit our office at 984 N. Broadway, Suite LL03, Yonkers, NY 10701, or call us at (914) 423-0600.