Flat Feet in your child
Flat feet can be very problematic for children, however many children with flat feet will not experience problems until they reach adulthood. By this time permanent damage has already occurred to the joints in their feet and legs.
Case Study: Molly is now pain free
Molly's dad decided to bring Molly to see us as she had constant foot pain. She was sick of not wanting to exercise as the pain afterwards would deter Molly from wanting to participate. They did not know what was causing her problem and just wanted to get the problem sorted. They had never seen a podiatrist before. A number of people recommended our clinic to them. They were excited to know what exactly was wrong and how it could be fixed. Molly no longer has any issues and is very happy. Molly now runs and plays sport pain free!
Problems which can be caused by flat feet include growth plate problems, stress fractures, collapsing of the arch, osteoarthritis in the feet and ankles, tendonitis, foot pain and injuries, knee, hip and back problems. We generally don’t consider it normal for children to be experiencing pain or growing pains.
If you suspect that your child has flat feet it is best that your child be assessed by a qualified podiatrist.
When assessing children at the Active Foot Clinic our podiatrists will take a thorough history, assesses your child’s joints and muscles, posture and walking pattern and advises you on appropriate treatment to help keep your child active for life.