Children and Arthritis

While arthritis is generally known as a disease of older people, it can and does occur in children. While many cases are mild, approximately 70,000-100,000 children in America suffer from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA), which is the most common type of childhood arthritis.

JRA can lead to slowed growth, damage to the joints and painful inflammation in children. It can attack both the ankles and feet, as well as other joints and organs in the body. While the exact cause is not known, it is believe that some people have a genetic disposition for JRA that is triggered by an infection or environmental exposure.

Cohesive Care Plans

We work closely with our JRA patients’ rheumatologists to minimize the child’s discomfort and help return them to normal activity.

There are several things we can do to help relieve your child’s pain and discomfort from arthritis.

  • Custom foot orthotics can help them walk normally and reduce the limitations that JRA can place on their activities.
  • We can also recommend special shoes that will provide their feet with the special cushioning and support they need.
  • Other treatment options include physical therapy and
  • The use of anti-inflammatory medications.

If you are experiencing foot pain, call our office or make an online appointment

Reviews

Staff was extremely friendly and professional. They took us back immediately and no waiting for doctor to come in. Dr Settles-Carter was amazing with my little girl. She took her time and explained every detail to my daughter. As we were leaving my little girl said Dr Settles-Carter was the best doctor ever. Coming from a 10yr old.

Bert King

It took some work, and patience, but my feet are much better now. Dr. Freels worked with me to find exercises, and more importantly, the right shoe to wear. So nice not to dread going into work, for the pain of simply walking. Despite what another review here says, they've never tried to sell me any shoes there, have always left the choice up to me.

Robert Griffith

The staff was very courteous. However, the care provided by Dr. Carter and the staff in the back was exceptional! I finally had answers for my health concerns and issues and a course or plan of treatment including the costs of the services they provide. I especially liked the hours of operation...I can see a doctor for the treatment I need without having to use my personal and sick days! Love the flexibility. Lastly, the ambiance esthetics were relaxing and beautiful.

Bonnie Ogle Taylor

The entire staff at Lexington Podiatry was very welcoming and friendly. Jill went out of her way to make sure my daughter was taken care of. We appreciate being seen so quickly (it would have taken weeks to have seen an orthopedist for her foot injury). Now, she is on the road to recovery! Great office, thanks everyone!

Team Wade 24

Had a great experience! Everyone was very nice, it was clean, the doctor took time to listen to me. She showed me my x-rays and explained them to me. I would recommend them to family and friends.

Heather Purvis

Accepted Insurance Providers

There may be providers, plans and coverage not included on this list. We will help you with navigating the options for coverage and costs. We also accept HSA, Flex accounts, Care Credit and prompt pay pricing for treatment at the clinic and surgical procedures. We do not accept Medicaid plans at this time. Visit our New Patient page for more details.