Flat Foot in Children

Flat feet in children are very common because at this age their bones and joints are still extremely flexible. This condition in children outgrow by the age of six but in those, if this condition persists then requires treatment and this ratio is just 15%.

Why Shapecrunch has the Best Treatment for Flat Foot in Kids ?

How to Check Flat Foot in Kids ? 

Flat feet which is also called (pronation, flexible flat foot, and pes planus) is generally described as when the arches on the inside of your feet are flattened, so when a child stands up the entire sole of the feet touch the floor. This condition occurs generally when arches don’t develop during childhood. A simple method is available to check if your child has flat feet. Ask your child to stand barefoot, facing away from you. Take a picture from directly behind if you see a pinky toe, ring toe, but not a big toe then it seems your child is having flat feet.


In the case of flat feet, your child may complain about pain in the feet that worsen with activity, and swelling along the inside of the ankle can also occur. Other complaints can be 

  • Joint pain

  • Muscle exhaustion/weakness

  • Improper walking pattern

  • Possible toe walking

  • Poor foot development

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How Shapecrunch's Custom Insoles and Sandals provide the best Flat feet treatment?

Flat feet which are medically termed as fallen arches are treated by providing proper arch support to the foot through customized insoles or custom orthotics. Shapecrunch creates customized insoles with 3D printing technology by using the biomechanics of the patient to make the foot normal. In addition to the insoles, heel cups are used to correct the pronation angle of the patient. Medial wedging aims at distributing the weight of the body and offloading the area. Custom orthotics help in relieving the pain caused by flat feet in the ankle and the knees.