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pittsburgh’s Neighborhood Pediatric Foot Doctor


Welcome to Proactive Podiatry in Pittsburgh, PA, where we are committed to providing high-quality podiatric care to patients of all ages, including children. Our experienced podiatrist, Dr. Latika Hinduja, offers personalized and comprehensive treatment options that cater to the specific needs of each pediatric patient.

At Proactive Podiatry, we understand that children can experience foot and ankle pain and problems for a variety of reasons, including sports injuries, developmental issues, and genetic conditions. That's why we offer urgent appointments to provide prompt care to those who need it. Our specialized care allows your child to receive specialized treatment from a podiatrist instead of urgent care centers or hospitals.

Dr. Hinduja takes a proactive approach to treatment, emphasizing prevention and early intervention. We believe that by treating proactively and encouraging parents to take an active role in their children’s foot health, we can prevent many common foot problems before they occur.

If your child is experiencing foot pain or discomfort, please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hinduja and learn more about our pediatric services.


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Children’s Foot Doctor for Ankle Sprains, Drop Foot Treatment & More

Experienced Pediatric Foot and Ankle Specialist

At Proactive Podiatry, we offer comprehensive pediatric podiatry services to help children maintain healthy feet and ankles. Our experienced podiatrist, Dr. Latika Hinduja, specializes in treating a wide range of conditions that can affect the foot and ankle in children. 

Here are some of the conditions and treatments we provide:

  • Flat feet: Flat feet, or fallen arches, are common in pediatric patients. While many cases resolve on their own, seeking medical advice can help alleviate symptoms and ensure proper development of the foot.
  • Toe walking: Toe walking, where a child walks on their tiptoes, is often a normal part of development. However, persistent toe walking or associated delays may require evaluation and appropriate management from a healthcare professional.
  • Custom orthotics: Custom orthotics can be fitted to improve the structure of your child's foot and ankle, relieve pain, and improve stability while treating structural deformities.
  • Tendonitis: This condition occurs when there is inflammation or irritation in the tendons that connect muscles to bones. Treatment options may include rest, ice, physical therapy, or bracing.
  • Achilles injury: An injury to the Achilles tendon can cause pain and discomfort in the heel and ankle. Treatment options may include rest, stretching exercises, and physical therapy.
  • Ankle sprain: An ankle sprain is a common injury that occurs when the ligaments in the ankle are stretched or torn. Treatment options may include rest, ice, compression, and physical therapy.
  • Sports injuries: Children who participate in sports are at risk for a variety of foot and ankle injuries, including fractures, sprains, and stress fractures. Treatment options may include rest, physical therapy, and bracing.

At Proactive Podiatry, our goal is to provide personalized care that is tailored to each child's individual needs. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that our young patients receive the best possible treatment outcomes. If your child is experiencing foot pain or discomfort, please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hinduja and learn more about our pediatric podiatry services.

Frequently Asked Questions

is surgery typically necessary to correct flat feet in children?

Surgery is not typically necessary to correct flat feet in children. Non-surgical treatments such as orthotic devices, exercises, and supportive footwear are usually recommended as the first line of treatment for flat feet in children. These conservative measures have been found to resolve most cases without the need for surgery.

Surgery is only considered in rare cases where the child's flat feet cause significant pain, difficulty walking, or interfere with their daily activities even after trying non-surgical interventions. In such cases, surgery aims to correct any structural abnormalities and improve foot function.

What can I do to keep my child’s feet healthy?

There are several things you can do to promote healthy feet for your child, including encouraging them to wear properly fitting shoes that are appropriate for their activity level, keeping their toenails trimmed and clean, and promoting regular exercise and physical activity to strengthen muscles and improve circulation.

Does your pediatric foot specialist accept insurance?

Yes! Dr. Hinduja proudly accepts insurance from a range of plans, including Highmark BCBS and UPMC. We do recommend reaching out to your insurer to confirm coverage.

How can I get started with the best pediatric podiatrist near me?

At Proactive Podiatry, we make it easy to get started with Dr. Hinduja. Just request your first appointment with us online!

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