Children’s flat feet is not just a slight ailment that will go away with time, as some parents naively believe. Violation of the anatomy of the child's foot can lead to serious problems with the spine and musculoskeletal system. In this article, we’ll give you a piece of practical advice on the prevention and treatment of children’s flat feet.
Once upon a time, our ancestors decided to walk on two legs, and this entailed a major change in the structure of the spine and feet. Normally, the foot has two arches - longitudinal and transverse. Both arches of the foot are created to maintain balance and prevent the body from shaking when walking. However, if the arches of the foot are flat, then your legs will shake while walking just to compensate for the spine, as well as for the joints of the legs. Since they aren’t intended for this function, they cope with it rather poorly. As a result, a person with flat feet often has arthrosis and scoliosis.
The reasons for the development of flat feet
The most common reason is the lack or excess load on the legs. This can be caused, for example, by wearing the wrong shoes. Walking on grass and stones makes muscles and ligaments work. Without exercise, the muscles of the feet weaken and stop supporting the foot in an elevated state.
Flat feet treatment
Flat feet can only be fixed in childhood. Flat feet correction does the following: it strengthens the muscles and ligaments of the foot and prevents the foot from becoming even flatter; protects the entire body and the spine from overloads; prevents the development of complications - arthrosis of the small joints of the foot, deformities of the toes and diseases of the spine. Corrective insoles (instep supports) are usually used to restore the natural shape of the foot.