Foot & Ankle Procedures & Services

Flat Feet

Flat feet are relatively common in children. It takes time for supporting muscles and tendons to strengthen and tighten, giving the arch its permanent, natural shape. However, some children never do develop a permanent arch, and this can lead to pain, injury, and fatigue—especially when the child reaches 8 or 9 years of age.

There are two broad categories of pediatric flatfoot:

• Flexible: In this case, the arch flattens when bearing weight but may reappear when sitting or standing on tiptoes. Conservative treatments like orthotics and stretching are typically more sufficient to manage flexible flat feet successfully.

• Rigid: In rarer cases, the arch may be permanently and rigidly flat, due to more significant structural problems with the feet. Rigid flat feet usually require surgical correction.

If you or your child suffers from tired, achy or flat feet, contact us today!


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