3 Common Pediatric Foot Conditions

Pediatric Foot Conditions

Children’s foot and ankle conditions can be minor issues that resolve by themselves, or serious issues that may require surgical treatment. The good news is that many ankle and foot conditions in children are easy to spot – but only if you know what to look for. Keep on reading and learn how to identify these 3 common kids’ foot and ankle conditions.

Juvenile Bunions (Hallux Valgus)

In 70% of cases, children inherit bunions from the mothers. Most people just learn to wear wider shoes to deal with the condition, but this method does not alleviate pain beneath the big toe. When shoe modifications fail to placate the condition and activity is restricted because of the resulting pain, surgery is the best course of action.

Flatfoot

Flat feet in children fall under two categories:

Flexible

Rigid

Metatarsus Adductus

This condition (best described as a toddler with intoeing) is marked by a medial deviation of the forefoot on the midfoot. In 95% of people, this condition resolves on its own See a doctor if it does not resolve itself in 3 months.

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