Flat Feet in Children

Children's FeetFall frequently? Tired easily and don’t like to walk or play? In toe gait or complain of back, knee or leg pains?

It may be their feet….

Is your child suffering from “Flat feet?”

Every day in my office I see children who are unable to play sports or don’t like to walk. Their parents, unfortunately, think that their child is just “lazy” when in reality he or she is suffering from a common condition known as “Flat feet”. This is a condition that describes a foot type where the child’s foot has low or no arch when standing on the floor.

Common signs and symptoms of Flat feet:

  • Tiring easily with walking and running
  • Generalized back, knee, ankle, leg or foot pains with activity
  • Frequent falling
  • Waking up at night with leg pain
  • Calf pain
  • Toe walking
  • In toe gait
  • Developing bunions and /or hammer toes

What causes flat feet?

There are many reasons for flat feet including: family genes, leg bone deformities and tight calf muscles

Does Your Child Suffer From Painful Foot Issues?

If your child is suffering with painful foot problems you need to speak with an experienced podiatrist as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Clifton, New Jersey office directly at 973.777.5771 to schedule their appointment today. We look forward to helping your child alleviate their painful foot condition.

Ibrahim Haro, DPM
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NJ podiatrist helping Clifton area patients with diabetic foot care, foot pain, flat feet, and neuropathy.
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