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4 Things Parents Need To Know About Pediatric Flat Feet

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Things Parents Need To Know About Pediatric Flat Feet

Flat feet is a type of foot deformity. People with this deformity have collapsed arches, so the entire sole of their foot comes into contact with the ground when they stand or walk. You may already know that adults can develop flat feet, but you may not know that children can also suffer from it. Here are four things you need to know about pediatric flat feet. What causes pediatric flat feet? Flat feet are normal for babies and very small children. This is because young children have flexible bones and joints, unlike adults, so when they stand, their feet will flatten. This isn’t a concern until your child gets a bit older. At around six years old, the bones and joints should stiffen, and at this point, an arch should develop. If the arch fails to develop, pediatric...

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