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Podiatry Clinic

The St. Jude Podiatry clinic treats patients with foot and ankle problems.

Podiatry is the diagnosis and treatment of medical issues related to the foot. The Podiatry Clinic at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital treats St. Jude patients who have foot and ankle problems.

These patients have a higher risk for:

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Infection
  • Problems moving their feet and ankles

Some of these problems may be passed down from a child’s parents or they may develop after cancer treatment.

Services we provide

The Podiatry Clinic treats patients with problems such as:

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Foot wounds
  • Plantar warts
  • Flat foot
  • Neuropathy (nerve pain, numbness, tingling)
  • Problems with walking (gait)

Your Podiatry Clinic team

Your child may see these types of specialists:

  • Podiatrist: A doctor with special training who treats foot and ankle problems
  • Advanced practice provider: A medical professional who is not a doctor, but is trained to help diagnose, treat, and manage diseases
  • Nurse: A medical professional who provides specialized care for foot and ankle patients
  • Orthotist: A specialist who can prescribe or make orthotic devices to protect the body, correct movement problems, or help movement
  • Physical therapist: A provider who treats problems with movement and physical activities

Our podiatrist has treated patients for over 26 years. Our experienced team works to meet your child’s treatment goals to get the best possible outcome.

What to expect during your visit 

Please bring these items with you for your first visit to the clinic:

  • Any orthotic devices that your child has used to help their feet (custom shoe insert, heel or shoe lift, brace)
  • Copies of x-rays or other imaging
  • A list of medicines your child takes

Patients who visit our clinic may receive these services:

  • Physical exams
  • Tests to help diagnose a foot or ankle problem
  • A treatment plan for their treatment
  • Visit with a physical therapist
  • Referral to an orthotist for an orthotic device

If your child needs follow-up visits, or a procedure for treatment, we will schedule it.

Learn more 

If you are concerned about your child’s feet or ankles, please contact your primary clinic first. Your primary clinic must refer your child to podiatry before getting treatment at the Podiatry Clinic.

The Podiatry Clinic is open Friday mornings from 9 a.m.–noon.