Thursday, March 12, 2009
Another common concern that many parents have about their children's foot health is flat feet or absence of arch development. While flat feet in kids is not in and of itself a cause for significant concern, if a child is experiencing foot pain, flat feet is a common cause. There is also a chance that flat feet in childhood may lead to foot problems later in life due to a child's developing body using other muscles, tendons, and bones to compensate for the lack of support in the structure of the foot. Dr. Vail recommends that your flat-footed child wear children's arch supports and supportive shoes to ensure that the foot develops in a way that is consistent with proper weight bearing later in life.
Please contact Dr. Vail's office to receive additional assistance with your child's foot care needs.
Posted by Zachary Thomas at 8:02 AM