When to Worry About Your Child’s Flat Feet

child flat footIt’s very common for young children to have flat feet. In fact, from birth until age 3 or 4, almost all children’s feet have no visible arch. By the time most kids are about 5 years old, their feet will have lost their cute, pudgy, fat pads and developed arches that last into adulthood. Most – but not all. When kids fail to grow out…

Do’s and Don’ts of Children’s Foot Care

Shutterstock M 1007637550 Pediatric Children Shoes WalkingMany foot problems that develop later in life have actually been brewing for many years. So it pays to take care of one’s feet starting at a young age. Craig B. Frey, DPM and Megan L. Oltmann, DPM, the expert podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, advise our patients to take good care of babies and children’s feet. As their children grow, parents…

Keep an Eye Out for These 3 Kinds of Pediatric Foot Problems

30980543 Child Rubbed Leg After Wearing Unsuitable Shoes.If your child had foot pain, would they tell you about it? In our experience as podiatrists here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, the answer to that question is an emphatic “maybe.” A child may be too young to express what’s wrong. She may notice something’s not quite right but keep forgetting to say anything about it. He may be too embarrassed to…