• Pediatric Podiatry

  • Pediatric Podiatry Gilbert, Phoenix

    There are few things that are more important to a parent than their child. They care about their interests, activities, education, and especially their health. As a parent, you want only the best for your children. At AACI Foot, Leg & Ankle Care, your little ones will receive exemplary podiatric care from a compassionate, experienced professional who will keep you informed and involved in your child’s diagnosis and treatment at every stage. Treating pediatric foot conditions is a passion for Dr. Brown.

  • Keeping Kids Healthy

    Whether your child's foot, leg or ankle condition is the result of an injury, has developed during growth, or has been present since birth, our specialist is equipped to handle it. Dr. Brown performs evaluations and diagnostic tests to get a specific and accurate diagnosis, so he can best remedy the problem. Dr. Brown will educate you about the diagnosis and work with you to develop a treatment plan to meet your child’s needs.

  • Common Conditions Children Face

    Pediatric Flatfoot Deformity

    Flatfeet in young children is not uncommon, but as it extends into later childhood and adolescence, it could become a problem. The doctor will evaluate the state of your child’s flatfoot and determine if treatment to relieve any conditions arising from it may be necessary.

    Tarsal Coalition (Or Ridgid Pediatric Flatfoot)

    If the flatfoot becomes stiffened, it limits the foot’s range of motion. That could lead to serious problems walking, additional conditions arising from accommodating the pain and limited movement, and even arthritis later in life.

    Gait Abnormalities

    Young children are expected to walk differently from adults. It takes several years of walking development for their stride and balance to “normalize”. Sometimes, however, their gait differences do not line up with what is typical for their developmental age group. In-toeing, out-toeing, limping, and toe-walking fall under this category.

    In-toeing (due to Metatarsus Adductus)

    This is a kind of in-toeing caused by a foot deformity present from birth. The forefoot and toes curve inward, creating a “bean” shape. The condition can be flexible, meaning you can straighten your child’s foot with your hands, or inflexible, meaning the foot is rigid.

    At AACI Foot, Leg & Ankle Care, we use conservative treatments to make remedying your child’s condition as easy for you and your family as possible. We start with the least-invasive approaches, only moving to more involved treatments as needed. Dr. Brown typically reserves surgery for cases that are not improving with other kinds of correction. 

  • Treating the Problem

    If surgery is your best option for healing, the procedure will be performed at one of Dr. Brown's affiliated surgical centers. Where the staff and facility there is specially equipped to handle your child’s anesthesia, after-care, and any other support your little one and family may need.

    No matter how your child’s foot condition may have developed, don’t wait until it becomes a serious pain to have it examined. Early treatment can make a difference in growing feet. You can trust the health of your young family members to AACI Foot, Leg & Ankle Care pediatric podiatry specialist, Dr. J David Brown. If you are concerned about your child’s feet, make an appointment by calling one of our two office locations: Gilbert office 480-759-6737 or Ahwatukee office 480-759-6737