Our feet are one of the most important organs in our body. It is not only responsible for bearing the entire weight of the body, but also because it makes mobility possible for the human body. Regular physical exercise like jogging, swimming, or cycling is extremely beneficial for our feet and the entire body. Despite all our care, both adults and children are susceptible to foot conditions which may cause great inconvenience in our day-to-day activities. Some of us are born with certain congenital problems, while some of us may develop complications due to accidents and other unforeseen circumstances. It is possible to detect early signs of foot deformities in children, to take proper measures in time which can prevent complications in the future.
This condition is extremely common and may not cause a major problem. But in some cases, it can cause discomfort due to over pronation. Custom-made arch support shoes may provide relief and better support to children who suffer from this condition.
Another condition is known as femoral anteversion, where an inward rotation of the thigh bone, may cause in-toeing. Moderate conditions are usually harmless and do not cause great inconvenience. In case of severe conditions, there might be difficulties with walking and orthopedic care might be required.
This condition usually gets better with time as the child grows up, and may not require any medical care. However, if the misalignment of either of the knees is severe, it may cause pain and may require surgical care.
Another condition that can cause discomfort to the heels is Sever’s disease. This happens when the tendon at the back of the heel tightens.This exerts a pull on the growth plate in the heel.
However, if this condition may require medical care, as this may be a sign of Blount’s disease or rickets.