Flat Feet – Not Just A Foot Problem !

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Flat Feet is also known as Pes Planus (Medical term) or Fallen Arches. This condition is such that the foot has low or no arches and press almost completely against the ground.

Many children with joint hyper mobility or low muscle tone or ankle joint instability can have problem with flat feet.

Children with flat feet often stand with the feet turned outwards and this cause additional abnormal force to translate towards foot causing further flattening of medial arch.

Poor foot architecture can stress medial collateral ligaments of knee and can lead to knock knee and if that continues in children then it can lead to medial rotation of femur. Furthermore deformation can also cause scoliosis in children.

Treatments For Flat Feet:

Flat feet only need to be treated if you have an associated problem, such as pain, over pronation or an underlying health condition.
Non-surgical treatments are often recommended first, although surgery may be needed in some cases.

Professionals who can help you to overcome this issue:

  • Pediatric orthopedic
  • Pediatric physiotherapist
  • Podiatrist

 

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