Flat feet in children: symptoms
You may feel stressed about how to fix flat feet in your toddler, but the truth is, flat feet is not necessarily a condition that needs to be fixed unless it's causing considerable discomfort.
Chasing a toddler around may make you exhausted, but having a child with flat feet is not something to feel guilty about. You should know that it is an extremely common condition, and only about 1 or 2 out of every 10 children continue to have flat feet into adulthood.
Many toddlers with flat feet experience no symptoms. Here are some examples for those who do:
- Foot pain, especially in the heel or arch of the foot
- Foot pain that gets worse with activity
- Ankle swelling
- Tight heel cords
If your toddler is experiencing foot pain and they have flat feet, you may want to consider talking to your child's doctor.