Nothing is more important to a parent than their child’s good health. You care about their wellbeing, activities, and interests. Dr. Velimir Petkov is here to help you stay well-informed and involved in your child’s foot care.
At our podiatry practice, we often get asked: “do you guys treat children?” Not only do we treat children, but they are also some of our favorite patients! We strive to provide comprehensive advanced foot and ankle care for adults and children. Our oldest patient is 98 and our youngest one is just under a year old.
Our team has substantial experience diagnosing and treating a wide variety of foot and ankle problems in children. If left unchecked, certain foot problems in children can lead to pain in the knees, hips and lower back. Neglecting foot health can cause more serious issues and result in abnormal gait, poor posture, lack of activity or obesity. Having a consultation with an experienced foot doctor helps resolve these and other related issues.
Conditions that Dr. Petkov treats in children include flat feet, heel pain, in-toeing, toe-walking, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, Athlete’s Foot, sports injuries, ankle sprains, and fractures.
Our office is home to some of the most advanced technologies and procedures in the field of podiatry. We use the world’s most precise 3D scanner to create highly-customizable orthotics for children. A well-made pair of orthotics provides support and shock absorption. It also helps maintain good biomechanical alignment. Orthotics also help with various gait issues and foot pain. Each pair of orthotics is produced to match your child’s age, condition, activity level, and personal preference. Dr. Petkov is even able to customize the orthotics according to any sports that your child might play.
Your child’s feet grow as he or she does. We are happy to offer a complimentary outgrowth program on all custom orthotics for children under 13. Simply bring your child back to our office for an updated scan of their feet within the first 12 months. Dr. Petkov is going to rescan their feet and order a brand-new pair of orthotics for them.
Our office is in-network with most major insurance providers. In order to accommodate parents’ busy schedules, we are open as late as 7 p.m. on weekdays. Do you work late during the week? If you need a podiatrist open on Saturday, you are in luck. Dr. Velimir Petkov is accepting patients on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. as well
Dr. Petkov was recently nominated as one of New Jersey’s Favorite Kids’ Docs for 2019 by NJ Family Magazine’s readers and local residents. So rest assured that your child’s foot care is in great hands.
If you are looking for an experienced and caring pediatric podiatrist in New Jersey, give us a call or text us at (973) 315-5555. Our friendly patient coordinators are always happy to answer any questions that you might have. We will help you schedule an appointment with Dr. Velimir Petkov in our modern family-friendly Clifton, NJ podiatry office.
We look forward to seeing you and your child!