Flat Feet

By: Perth Podiatric Surgery  21-Mar-2015
Keywords: Heel Pain, Podiatry Clinic, Shin Splints

Flat feet may occur for a variety of different reasons and should be assessed by a podiatrist in order to determine if any treatment if necessary. Although flat feet do not always cause symptoms in children, they are a mechanically unfavourable position for the feet and legs to be in and can result in long-term foot, leg, knee, hip or back problems. Most children with flat feet can be treated successfully through orthotic therapy, however those who do not respond well to conservative treatment or have flat feet secondary to a bony deformity may require surgical intervention.

Keywords: Feet, Foot Clinic, Foot Orthotics, Heel Pain, Podiatry Centre, Podiatry Clinic, Shin Splints

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