What can I do about my child’s flat feet?
Flat feet is one of the most common foot problems that I see and treat in my pediatric patient population. This foot structure is usually hereditary. Flat feet can be described as decreased, low or collapsed medial arch when standing. This foot type is also known as a pronated foot. The amount of pronation can appear mild,moderate,or severe.
Some parents will tell me “he does not complain of pain” I just noticed difficulty in walking,limping after playing sports,difficulty shoe selection due to wide foot. Common over-the-counter treatments include heel cups,arch supports,and high top shoes.
First,we examine the foot. Second, take x-rays and review findings with you. The foot has 26 bones. This diagnostic test helps you to visualize bone abnormalities and structure associated with this foot type. Third, we will observe how your child walks. Fourth, perform a non-invasive diagnostic 3-D scan of the foot. This detail information will be very helpful and educational regarding benefits of custom orthotics.
For more information or to set up an appointment,you can visit our website at www.drantonioknowles.comor give our office a call at (901)537-0078.
Dr. Antonio L. Knowles,DPM
Dedicated to your foot health