Flatfoot in Malaga
Podiatry for children
Monitoring the evolution of children’s footsteps is one of the most important things parents should do with their children, because detecting a pathology in time can make the difference between applying a treatment to solve the root of the problem or not. Consult your pediatric podiatrist.
It is a generic term that refers to the reduction of the internal arch of the foot, giving it the appearance of flattening or even contact with the ground.
Flat feet in children are also often accompanied by a heel that turns the foot inward and wears out the shoe on the inside, which is one of the most alarming signs for parents.
Flatfoot is considered physiological in some initial stages of development, although if it is severe, if it presents symptoms or if it does not disappear as the child evolves, it is necessary to periodically check and establish a treatment that controls these symptoms.
The types of flatfoot can be very varied, although when it comes to treatment, the approach will be quite similar. The deformity itself does not disappear, but the treatment helps to compensate for the work done by the foot, making it work more correctly and reducing the symptoms.
Conservative treatment consists of making insoles that place the heel in a correct position, in addition to accompanying it with stretching and muscular exercises that strengthen the musculature to help maintain the arch of the foot. It is also important to associate footwear therapy, looking for shoes that have a counter and help control sudden movements of the foot.
Following this algorithm, and closely following the growth of this foot, the prognosis is usually quite good, although a very low percentage may require surgical correction of the deformity.
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