Flat feet aren’t always a cause for concern. Children often experience no pain and simply outgrow this position over time.
The bones in a child’s feet will have grown into position by the time they’re 7 or 8 years of age.
By this age, if a child’s arches do not appear to be developing and they’re experiencing pain or discomfort. It’s recommended to take action to prevent future complications.
Conditions such as growing pains, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or Sever’s disease may also cause pain in the feet with orthotics being a recommended treatment option.
If you notice your child tripping a lot, or walking in a concerning way, chances are this is something they will grow out of without the need for any podiatry intervention.
However, if your child has been experiencing foot or knee pain despite wearing well-fitting shoes, it is worth seeking an assessment for our podiatrist to see if orthotics are a solution.
Conditions such as growing pains, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Sever’s disease, and Osgood Schlatter’s may cause pain in a child’s feet.
You may be able to help relieve foot and knee pain for children by: