All parents worry about their child's teeth and eyes, but very few pay close enough attention to their child's feet. It's the opinion of many respected foot health care specialists that minor foot problems in childhood (especially "flat feet" or "fallen arches"are the precursors to more severe problems in adulthood.
There's no such thing as "growing pains." If your child complains of persisent foot and leg pain there may be something wrong and you should seek the advice of a health care professional qualified to treat children's foot problems.
Some common signs and symptoms for parents to watch out for include:
The treatment of flat feet in a child is most often easy, cheap, and completely painless; i.e., the long-term use of corrective insoles inside the shoe. So, along with their orthodontic braces and eyeglasses, why not add corrected insoles to your child's preventative health care plan?
"Healthy Little Feet, Happy Little Life!"