Flexible Flatfoot in Children
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
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What is Flexible Flatfoot in Children?
It is a condition in children where the arch of the foot disappears when the child stands. It is a common condition and appears in a number of children. Most of them eventually outgrow this condition without developing any permanent problems in their adulthood. This condition is usually painless and does not interfere with walking. The child can even participate in any form of sports without any difficulties. There is no treatment required if the condition doesn’t cause pain or discomfort.
What are the causes of Flexible Flatfoot in Children?
The major cause of flexible flatfoot is a flattened arch due to the lax ligament in the foot.
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- Flexible Flatfoot in Children.Cleveland Clinic. Available at: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14483-flatfoot-in-children. Accessed on June 25th, 2020.
- Flexible Flatfoot in Children. Springer. Available at: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-41142-2_19 Accessed on June 25th, 2020.