How To Deal With Flat Feet?
good afternoon …. langs.aja ya … my daughter is 15 years old, semi pro badminton athlete …. skg is still a big club in indonesia, the problem is my child’s feet are flat so when the match is often sick … Even though I have used special insole and have taken therapy in the × × × × m, which is the question … if the surgery can be completely recovered or there is another solution, thank you …
Hello Milwanto. Thank you for the question.
Have you checked your child with an orthopedic specialist? Duck feet or feet with flat feet can occur when the formation of the arches of the feet is not perfect when children are. This condition is a normal variation that can happen to anyone. Flat feet can cause health problems but in some people this condition does not cause any disturbances. In general, this condition does not require special medical treatment unless it causes health problems such as pain. Usually there are some treatments that can be done by sufferers, for example the use of support / insole for soles of the feet, the use of special shoes, and physical therapy. Surgery is not intended to improve this condition. The doctor will usually recommend surgery if there is damage to the surrounding tissues such as a torn tendon (tissue that connects the muscle to bone) in the leg.
Please consult with your orthopedic specialist first. The doctor will ask about complaints of further pain and do an examination on your child. Your doctor may recommend other tests such as X-rays, ultrasound, or MRI to find out more whether the pain complaints are only caused by flat feet or because of other complications such as tendon tears mentioned above. Further treatment will be determined by the doctor depending on the conditions experienced by your child according to the results of the examination. If no other complications are found, your doctor may recommend consulting a medical rehabilitation specialist to arrange a physical therapy program that can help your child maintain proper posture or other techniques.
In the meantime, if your child experiences pain, please encourage your child to rest and avoid physical activity, especially jumping and running. Your child can also take paracetamol or other pain relievers to temporarily relieve pain.
Hopefully this information is useful.