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Take a look at the sole of the child's shoe, there is this shape, be careful with the foot eversion

Posting time:2022-12-02 08:22:43

Take a look at the sole of the child's shoe, there is this shape, be careful with the foot eversion

"My baby is 1 year and 5 months old and has a little foot valgus when walking. How should I treat it?" "My daughter is 6 and a half years old and has flat feet with valgus feet. Do I need to wear custom shoes?" "My son has a little pain in his feet when he walks. It's foot valgus, I have bought thousands of orthopedic shoes for two years, and there is no improvement, do I need surgery?" Children's foot valgus is a relatively common problem, which is caused by congenital or acquired factors. An imbalance of inner and outer strength, a phenomenon in which the foot is everted. In most newborn babies, foot valgus is caused by the unbalanced strength of the muscles on both sides of the bare joint. A few may be due to some reasons such as neurological factors or developmental deformities, such as children with cerebral palsy. How to judge whether your child has a foot eversion, these two simple methods can be tried. The first method: let the child stand on the ground with bare feet. Note that the ground must be flat and firm, otherwise there will be errors in the results. If the child has eversion of the foot, the inner side of the foot and the ground are fitted together, there is no gap, and the outer side is off the ground. That is the case below. The second method is to take a look at the shoes worn by the child. If the inner side of the sole is severely worn and the outer side is not much worn, it may be that the foot is everted. If you really can't make an accurate judgment, you can go to the hospital to see a doctor, have a professional doctor check it, and spend some money to buy peace of mind. How should foot valgus be treated? If the child's foot does have a foot eversion, parents don't have to be too nervous and worried. Due to the complex causes of foot valgus in children, special treatment is not necessarily required, depending on the situation. Mild foot eversion in 0-3 years old without intervention. Children under the age of 3 have not yet fully developed their foot arches and do not need too much treatment. Most of them will improve themselves with the development of the baby's foot arches. Of course, they can also massage the outside of the child's bare feet appropriately. More than 3 years old can be observed and corrected, and the symptoms can be intervened. If the child at this stage has pathological flat feet, that is to say, there are some symptoms of foot soreness, then consult a professional doctor as soon as possible, and cooperate with personalized treatment plans to help reduce the child's sore feet according to the situation. Buying orthopedic shoes for children on the Internet may hurt the feet if the method is wrong. Although physiological foot valgus does not require deliberate intervention, if the child still has obvious symptoms of foot valgus after the age of 6, and it affects the child's development, parents need to pay attention to avoid missing the best treatment period. If the child's foot valgus is serious and cannot be improved by treatment for a long time, the arch of the foot will drop or collapse, which will not only cause local pain. When children walk, the bare joints and the soles of the feet are not evenly stressed during walking, and it is easy to form bare joint osteoarthritis and plantar fasciitis, and may also lead to permanent valgus deformity. Conservative treatment is mainly corrective manipulation, which is based on the degree of foot valgus through stretching, massage and induction methods, as well as wearing foot supporters. In the case of poor conservative treatment, still affecting daily activities or relatively obvious pain, surgical treatment may be required at this time. Surgical treatment mainly includes foot and ankle muscle strength rebalancing and bone surgery, so we will not focus on it. In children's daily life, it is best to wear sports shoes with support, shock absorption, cushioning and control. The hard heel cup of sports shoes can protect children's bare joints and effectively control foot eversion and varus. Usually, children can also do tiptoe standing and hooking activities, which can help to improve mild foot valgus symptoms. Now that you know so much, go check your child's feet!

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