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Discover how we can evaluate children’s foot problems.

Some foot abnormalities can occur at birth in children. Sometimes foot problems arise soon after birth, as a result of an injury, or as a complication of another condition.

The treatment for children’s foot problems isn’t exactly the same as what would typically be done for adults with similar issues because children’s bones are still growing and developing.

Flat Feet

Flat feet, a functional problem that causes the arch of the foot to move excessively forwards, are something that parents are frequently assured their kids would outgrow. This can sometimes be not the case as problems with arches might result in other structural problems such as plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and even bunions can occur. Custom orthotics are beneficial for many younger individuals. Children with flat feet typically don’t benefit from surgery because their bones are still growing. 

Club Foot

The word “clubfoot” refers to a variety of distinct foot deformities, where the foot is twisted or out of its natural position, that may be present at birth in children.

Tendons are frequently shorter than normal in people with clubfoot. When an infant is otherwise healthy, this foot issue is pretty typical to find. Clubfoot can range in severity from moderate to severe, yet it rarely hurts. Most kids with clubfoot have it in both feet, around half of them.

Clubfoot is typically treated non-surgically by a Podiatrist, though later in life surgery can be required. Clubfoot signs and symptoms include:

• The foot seems to be inverted.
• The affected foot appears shorter than the other one
• Underdeveloped calf muscles