What Does It Mean If My Child Has Flat Feet?

Moms – Simon Books

When babies are born, their feet look flat because the feet have not developed an arch yet. However, sometimes arches fail to develop over time and a child’s feet may not have typical arches. By definition, a flatfoot, fallen arches, or pes planus, is foot irregularity that has the entire sole of your child’s foot touching, or almost touching the ground when standing upright. According to the Advanced Foot and Ankle Care Centers (AFACC), flat feet can simply advance over time, or be passed down as a genetic trait.

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