Children’s feet differ from those of adults, as they are not fully formed. If you notice abnormal patterns with your child , have your child’s feet assessed. A perfect time is before school shoes are worn. Children may develop abnormal walking patterns such as in-toeing(pigeon toed) or out-toeing and sometimes tip-toe walking.
Children develop a normal arch at 7 so if you are worried that it appears flatter than normal get their feet checked. Flat feet may also lead to postural fatigue . Pacific Podiatry podiatrists will assess your child and offer advice on footwear, exercises and possibly arch supports/orthoses.