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Pediatric Foot Care
Pediatric flatfoot is the partial or total collapse of the arch; it can be apparent at birth, or it may show up years later. When it causes symptoms, treatment is required and may include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs, orthotic devices or shoe modifications.
In-Toeing and Out-Toeing
If your child’s feet point inward or outward instead of straight ahead when they walk, they have one of these this conditions. Out-toeing is far less common than in-toeing (also know as pigeon toes). While these conditions will often correct on their own, you should consult a podiatrist if your child’s walking does not improve by kindergarten age, or if they limp or experience pain.
When a child walks on the balls of their feet with no contact between their heels and the ground, they are toe walking. This is common in children who are learning to walk, but is usually outgrown by the age of two. In rare cases, continuing to toe walk after age two may be a sign of an underlying medical condition, so it is advisable to schedule a podo-pediatric evaluation.
Foot and Leg Pain
It is not normal for children to experience foot or lower limb pain. Any pain that lasts more than a few days or that is severe enough to limit a child’s walking should be assessed by a podiatrist as soon as possible.
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