Curious about your child’s feet?

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am passionate about pediatric foot care because I am a true believer that if simple foot and biomechanical issues are addressed early on in life, then the chances of having major foot issues as an adult are MUCH lower.  I recently had a baby, and there is nothing sweeter than those chubby baby feet but keeping them healthy is also of utmost importance.  With all the different shoe types out there and the many different activities that our kids get into these days, it is hard to truly know what is best and when to really notice a problem with their ever-growing feet. With that said, it is important to know that a kid’s arch does not really form until about age 3 and the foot appears flat due to a thick layer of baby fat that fills the arch area, if the foot is flexible and free of pain, there is no reason for concern.

It is not uncommon for parents to be concerned about their child’s “flat feet”.  Children possess an apparent flat foot during the first year of life. Some will outgrow this, but some will not.  When a child’s arch is flat, coupled with inward bowing of the ankles and Achilles tendon, they may have a true flexible flatfoot.  The most important thing to note is that it is never normal for child to com

plain of foot pain and their complaints should not be taken lightly, “growing pains” are not normal!



  1. Can’t keep up with peers
  2. Withdraws from activities thy usually enjoy
  3. Trips often and falls
  4. Does not want to show his/her feet

Toe walking is normal for the first 2-3 months of walking, if this continues, they should be examined for tight heel cords.

What can be done???

There are many things that can be done to manage a developmental flat foot.  Your podiatrist can help diagnose, condition and recommend proper treatment.  Intervention may include balance and coordination exercises, in addition to littleSTEPS foot orthotics for kids.

What are littleSTEPS?

They are prefabricated foot orthotics, an affordable alternative to expensive custom foot orthoses while delivering a prescription-based correction.  They improve pain, posture, strength, coordination, balance, and flat feet.

For more information and to have your children’s feet evaluated, please contact our office at 469-998-3668 for a consultation with Dr. Khavari!

Are you ready for sandal season?

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Are you embarrassed of discolored or damaged nails? With Sandal season coming up, many are excited to show off their feet and pedicured toes, however, some people are suffering from various toenail conditions causing toenail discoloration and breakage. These conditions could include toenail deformities, fungal nails, ingrown toenails, fallen nails due to trauma and sometimes nail changes due to other organ/systemic diseases. It is important to get your nail deformity examined by a podiatrist to evaluate the condition and rule out any suspected melanoma. Should the condition not be concerning for a melanoma, then your podiatrist is able to apply a product called KeryFlex to your discolored or deformed toenail.

KeryFlex is a safe, non-systemic in-office application that restores the appearance of a patient’s natural nail(s). It allows for the remodeling of a patient’s nail(s) affected by fungus, trauma, or other nail dystrophies. This medical-grade resin creates a flexible, non-porous artificial nail which allows the remaining natural nail to grow. A KeryFlex nail provides an immediate cosmetic solution during any anti-fungal treatment regimen. It also provides an immediate cosmetic improvement to compliment laser nail procedures. A KeryFlex nail is durable and unaffected by acetone, nail polishes or detergents. If you’ve taken the step to treat your nails, and you’re concerned about their appearance, you don’t have to hide your feet. The KeryFlex™ nail restoration procedure produces a realistic nail substitute that allows you to show off your toes while your natural nail tissue grows underneath.


When you come in for a treatment, Dr. Lilly Khavari will first debride the affected tissues. Then the resin is carefully brushed onto the nail bed and the layers are then built up. From there our expert doctor and medical assistant can sculpt the resin until it
matches the curve and shape of your natural nail. Once you and they are satisfied with the result, the gel is sealed and allowed to dry. Then a final layer of a bonding substance is applied, and everything is hardened under an ultraviolet light. Once the resin has set, the nail is buffed for smoothness and you are sent on your way with beautiful toes.

The whole process takes about 10-15 minutes per toe, and the nail lasts between six to eight weeks before needing a reapplication. During that time, your new nail is still growing underneath the artificial one– healthy and protected from damage. There are no side effects from the procedure and each KeryFlex treatment uses a new kit, so you are never exposed to someone else’s infection.

You don’t have to wait months for your natural nails to heal to feel comfortable removing your socks and showing off your toes again. This special resin allows your toes to look their best while they recover. If you don’t want to be embarrassed by your feet any longer, contact Carrollton Foot Center for an appointment or more information. Call us at (469) 998-FOOT (3668) to make your appointment. We look forward to seeing you.

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