Pediatric Foot Problems

Flat foot- many children go undiagnosed with this condition. The patient is usually inactive and doesnt want to play sports due to the pain. Most of the time the conditon is caused by a gentically tight achilles tendon. This puts additional stress on the foot causing it to be flat. Pediatrician commonly dismiss the disorder and tell the parents that they will grow out of it. If treated early age 3-8 it can be reversible. From ages 8-13 it can be corrected with a minimal inicision procedure. After this time the condition is usually irreversible.