Let’s talk about pediatric flat foot. Many children appear to have flat feet. That’s because the fat tissue underneath there arch is pressed to the ground when walking.
It’s really important to differentiate what is normal physical development versus what is pathological. Some signs to watch out for that you might want to notice in your children are:
- a medial talar (bone) bulge right along the inside of the ankle
- a flattened lowered arch or a collapsed arch
- an eversion, or rolling in of the heel
- most importantly a navicular drop, or a drop in the bone on the inside of your arch.
Custom foot Orthotics with a medial flange can help support the arch and place the foot into a neutral position thereby allowing a very steady controlled gait.
If you notice any of these symptoms in your children please give us a call so we can do a consultation for you. Call Burlington Orthotic Centre today at 905-331-4391 for details.