Are flat feet common?

If you find out you have them, you may wonder “Are flat feet common?” Essentially, yes, they are, but fortunately, they are often painless, especially when observed in children. 

New parents can be concerned when they don’t see the familiar foot arches for newborns. This is especially common, since babies are born with pads of fat obscuring the infantile arches. Even as a child starts walking, he or she will not likely exhibit foot arches until around age 3. Arches do not fully develop until around age 8, so it is still not a big surprise to see a child with flat feet.

Even into adulthood, flat feet might not be normal, but they are fairly common.

Most cases do not cause pain or create issues, but some do. If you have flat feet and are experiencing pain or problems (or a loved one is), Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida can help. Our doctors can provide an accurate diagnosis, and then create an effective treatment plan.

For more information, give us a call at 407-339-7759 or 352-589-9550 (for Lake County) or use our online form to request an appointment at any of our Orlando, Tavares, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, or Kissimmee, FL offices today.