Pediatric Podiatry Specialist

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Specialist located in Renton, WA

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Pediatric Podiatry

Children often suffer from many of the same foot problems as adults, including fungus toenails and ankle fractures. Additionally, some children are born with foot or ankle problems that need care. Jacqueline Buckley, DPM, specializes in pediatric podiatry, providing care for her young patients at her practice, Roka Foot and Ankle Centers in Renton, Washington. Dr. Buckley is an experienced podiatrist who enjoys taking care of children. To schedule a pediatric podiatry appointment for your child, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Pediatric Podiatry Q & A

What is pediatric podiatry?

Pediatric podiatry is an area of medicine that specializes in diagnosing and treating foot and ankle problems in children. Dr. Buckley is a skilled podiatrist with years of experience offering pediatric podiatry services at her practice. 

What conditions benefit from pediatric podiatry?

Any foot or ankle problem that affects your child can benefit from pediatric podiatry at Roka Foot and Ankle Centers. Some of the foot and ankle conditions Dr. Buckley treats include:

Foot and ankle fractures

Foot and ankle fractures affect people of all ages. When your child has a broken bone in their foot or ankle, they need specialized care to ensure proper healing of the break and growth of the bone.


Warts are skin growths caused by strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are common in children. Warts that grow on the sole of the feet are known as plantar warts. Unlike other warts, plantar warts grow into the skin, which may cause pain and discomfort.

Sports injuries

Dr. Buckley cares for sports injuries that affect the feet and ankles, including ankle sprains, shin splints, and heel pain from plantar fasciitis or Sever’s disease (irritation of the growth plate in the heel of the foot).

Fungus toenails

Though more common in older adults, children may also get fungus toenails. This type of infection is hard to treat, and Dr. Buckley provides expert and compassionate care when treating toenail infections in her young patients.

Foot and ankle disorders

Children may also be born with a foot or ankle disorder that affects the function or structure of their feet or ankles. Dr. Buckley treats pediatric foot and ankle disorders such as hooked feet (foot twists inward toward the heel), flatfoot, and cavus foot (high arch).

What can I expect during a pediatric podiatry consultation?

You can expect professional and compassionate care when you bring your child to see Dr. Buckley for a pediatric podiatry consultation. Dr. Buckley enjoys caring for her young patients and works hard to make them feel comfortable.

What are pediatric podiatry treatments?

Dr. Buckley customizes your child’s pediatric podiatry treatment plan based on their diagnosis. Treatment may include:

  • Topical medication
  • Custom orthotics
  • Bracing, splinting, or casting
  • Activity modification
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Physical therapy

When necessary, Dr. Buckley may recommend surgery to address your child’s foot or ankle condition. 

Children may experience some of the same foot and ankle problems as adults, but they still require specialized care. To schedule a pediatric podiatry appointment with an expert, call Roka Foot and Ankle Centers or book an appointment online today.