All babies have flat foot at birth due to the fact that their bones and joints are still extremely flexible. Arches form during early childhood. About 2 out of every 10 children still have flat feet as adults. If arches don’t develop, paediatric flat foot can affect a child’s ability to walk long distances without pain.
Paediatric flat feet is often a symptom of a misaligned, over-pronated foot that causes a child to have an inward rolling of the ankles. Left untreated, this can lead to other symptoms including foot pain, back pain, bunions and hammertoes.
Custom Foot Orthotics can help to restore a child’s normal foot and ankle alignment, improve function and support development of bony structures.