Preventing Pediatric Flat Feet Early You Need to Help Your Child Do This

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Flat feet are a common foot and ankle problem, especially in children and adolescents. Flat feet result when the arches of the feet are not properly formed or are incompletely formed. During outpatient visits for foot and ankle conditions, it's not uncommon to see moms and dads bringing their little ones in for a consultation. The child may exhibit symptoms such as walking in a strange position, feeling tired when walking, or feeling leg pain when walking for a long period. These problems not only affect the child's appearance but more importantly, may affect their growth and development. Don't ignore the possibility of "adolescent flat feet"! Early prevention, of overweight, aggravates the burden and affects growth and development.

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Learning Proper Walking and Standing Postures Proper walking and standing postures are very important for foot development as your child grows. Parents can guide their children to maintain good posture in their daily life. Remind them to hold their chests up, walk with natural footsteps and turn their toes out slightly to avoid unnecessary pressure on their feet. Finding the right shoes is key! Pick shoes that fit the shape of the foot and have a supportive concave sole to protect the arch form. Choose good quality shoes that fit the shape of your feet, especially sneakers. The soles of the shoes should have some support and indentation to help maintain the arch form and reduce the impact of the foot when force is applied.

Exercise more to strengthen foot muscles Moderate exercise is very beneficial to the development of foot muscles. Running, jumping, kicking a soccer ball and other sports can help strengthen the strength and flexibility of the foot muscles, thus helping to prevent the occurrence of flat feet.

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Manage Weight to Reduce Foot Burden Obesity is a risk factor for flat feet because excess weight increases the overall load on the feet. Helping your child to develop healthy eating habits and maintain a proper weight will help reduce the pressure on the feet and lower the risk of flat feet.

Regular Checkups and Consultation with a Medical Professional Parents should take their children for regular foot health checkups to detect problems and take appropriate measures. Flat feet mean that the arch of the foot is not high enough, or the arch has collapsed, which usually occurs in the middle of the foot. But the problem is that when this flat foot is aggravated, it can affect more than just the middle of the foot! The structure of the front and back feet can be affected as well, especially in children who are born with flat feet.

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Many parents may find it difficult to recognize if their child has flat feet, but there are other ways to look at them. For example, look for a turned-out heel, or notice if your child walks with a "figure-eight" gait. These are all visual signs of flatfoot deformity. If you find that your child has these symptoms, it is best to consult a medical professional as soon as possible to take preventive and therapeutic measures to protect your baby's foot health!

Tiptoe training: let the baby toes on the ground tiptoe, tiptoe to the highest place to hold on for a while Oh! If the children feel unsteady, you can hold the wall to support the body. This training can exercise the muscles and ligaments of the foot, and help the healthy development of the foot arch.

Toe-crossing exercise: Have children stand on the ground and cross all their toes upwards as far as possible. This stretches the fascia and ligaments at the bottom of the foot, helping to create perfect arches. Long-term exercise can stimulate the development of arches!

Grip Towel Training: On top of stretching the arch, you can also perform toe grip towel training. This action can strengthen the intrinsic muscles of the foot and improve the stability of the control of the foot arch. It's great!

Your child's foot and ankle health is important, so don't take it lightly! Let your child take the first step towards a healthy future by using scientific corrective methods to alleviate symptoms based on their plantar development.