My son Rohan is 18 months old, he seems to have flat foot with small bend in ankle. Since he is vary small can you please suggest me if there are any way we could improve his flat foot by using some special foot wear. Kindly suggest me how to avoid future problems with his foot.
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As your child Is 18 months and showing some problem in his feet.
Medial arch can be given but again you said about his ankle problem so he might also need orthosis, but before doing anything please take advice from a good paediatric physiotherapist.
Most flat feet seen in children do not need any intervention. However, there are certain conditions(rigid flat foot) that needs to be ruled out. Only a physical examination of the feet by an orthopaedic surgeon can rule out conditions that require any treatment. Nobody would be(and should be) able to advise exercises/shoes/splints without seeing and checking the feet.
This is a age when foot shape changes very fast so it will be too early to say any structural deformity this time but still u can learn some stretching exercises from an experienced, qualified and registered physiotherapist so that development of foot stays normal. Know us more at www.physiotherapistdelhi.in
Provided the foot is having only having pes planus (i.e Flat foot) and not any other complication. yes it can be very well treated with a mild foot arch and Basketball shoes (shoes with ankle support). And Stretchings will take care of the ankle bent. Consult Occupational Therapy Centre nearby which will refer you to Orthotist (if Required) and hopefully everything will be smooth.
If Possible Consult with Pictures of Rohan's Foot. so as to one can get closer to the issue ,what it looks like. and Go to nearest Occupational Therapy Centers
DON'T STRETCH BY YOURSELF OR GET ARCH FROM COBBLER. as it concerns with human health you need to get a professional help. STAY HEALTHY
Hi. Your son is too small to decide about flat foot.
May need an xray to see if there is any problem with tarsal or foot bones. Need to rule out rigid flat foot, only then footwear or something like that will be adviced.
Meet an orthopedic surgeon and get a proper consult.
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