Flat feet affect millions of people worldwide. However, most people don’t know the causes or treatments for these foot conditions. This video shows you how to determine if your child has flat feet and the pediatric foot treatment available today.
A flat foot is a common medical condition for children.
It can occur when the arch of the foot collapses, causing the heel to come off the ground. Symptoms include limping or difficulty walking. If left untreated, it can affect the child’s development. Discovering flat feet early on can help avoid many health complications later in life.
Pediatric foot treatment is effective in improving symptoms in children with flat feet. A Pediatric therapist should check your child’s walking pattern. This involves standing on a force plate with both feet touching. The observations taken during these tests are used to create a custom-made shoe called an orthosis.
Surgery is the last resort for treating pediatric flat feet. Surgical correction involves changing the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and foot nerves. Doctors perform these procedures only after conservative treatments have failed. It’s often recommended for severe deformities, recurrent problems, or if the condition affects other body parts.