Pronation in Children
Pronation in children can indicate delays in standing, walking, and running. It refers to the inward roll of a child's ankle, often associated with terms like flat feet, flexible flat foot, pes planus, or overpronation. This issue originates from the heel, where the bone rotates inward, leading to weight shifting and walking on the inner part of the foot. Children with low muscle tone or ligament laxity are more susceptible. Excessive relaxation of ligaments can cause the ankles to roll in, disrupting alignment in the knees, hips, and back, potentially resulting in pain. If your child exhibits pronounced pronation, causing problems such as pain, fatigue, or clumsiness, it is suggested to consult a podiatrist for an examination and appropriate treatment.
What Are Flat Feet?
Flatfoot is a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. About 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arches never formed during growth.
Conditions & Problems:
Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.
Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.
Knees – If you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.
- Pain around the heel or arch area
- Trouble standing on the tip toe
- Swelling around the inside of the ankle
- Flat look to one or both feet
- Having your shoes feel uneven when worn
If you are experiencing pain and stress on the foot you may weaken the posterior tibial tendon, which runs around the inside of the ankle.
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