Life Is Hard Enough For Kids—Why Suffer From Flat Feet Too? Flat feet can cause complications in adults, but they can also be problematic in children. At Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists, we evaluate flat feet based upon the symptoms that are experienced.

A lot of the time, people believe that pain needs to be experienced in order to seek treatment for flat feet; however, this is not true. There are a multitude of symptoms that are seen in flat feet that can be a cause for concern. Sometimes children are labeled as being lazy because they do not want to run or walk for long distances. They may also experience knee, lower back, or hip pain as well. Some teachers or doctors may attribute these pains to “growing pains,” but that’s not always the case. Symptoms such as these could actually be related to flat feet.

As a parent, you know your child better than anyone else. If your child has been complaining of symptoms that have been written off as “growing pains” but you just feel like something else may be the issue, give us a call. It is extremely important to have an evaluation of your child’s feet in order to find out what is causing his or her pain. Flat feet can be easily treated by using custom orthotics, so don’t want. Call our office to schedule your child’s initial evaluation.