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Children's Feet Problems Victoria

Children's Feet Problems victoria, BC

Flat feet are a common condition of the foot structure. In infants and toddlers, prior to walking, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. Most feet are flexible and an arch appears when children begin standing on their toes. The arch continues to develop throughout childhood and by adulthood most people have developed normal arches.

Flat feet are generally associated with excessive pronation, a leaning inward of the ankle bones toward the center line. Shoes of children who pronate, when placed side by side, will lean toward each other (after they have been worn long enough for the foot position to remodel their shape).

Many people with flat feet do not experience pain or other problems. When pain in the foot, ankle, or lower leg does occur - especially in children -the feet should be evaluated.

Causes of flat feet

  • Heredity
  • Arthritis
  • Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal disorders

What can you do?

  • Wear supportive shoes.

What can a Podiatrist do for you?

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Did You Know?

"Most types of foot pain can be prevented. It is important to have a qualified Podiatric Physician ensure your feet are the healthiest they can be."

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