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Old 03-01-2007, 02:15 PM   #1
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I think my dd has flat feet. When she walks without socks on, it sounds like suction cups on her feet. I was looking at them today and realized that she doesn't have an arch!! What does this mean? She walks fine...my Papa has flat feet and my brother barely has an arch.

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Re: Flat feet??

I believe that children are flat footed for a period of time. But if you are concerned call the dr and get some piece of mind.
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I agree, I remember when my pedi was doing a well baby, I mentioned to him that she HATES to wear shoes. Im talking, WILL KICK AND SCREAM if I come near her! He said that its probably hurting her feet b/c until a certain age they dont completely devlop arches as PP said, so the build up in certain shoes she has worn before are killing her when she steps...

If it isnt hurting her, Im sure shes fine..
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I believe that children are flat footed for a period of time. But if you are concerned call the dr and get some piece of mind.
Yes, that is true. Babies & young children do not have arches like adults do.
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Re: Flat feet??

My DD doesn't have an arch either. I don't know if it is normal or not for children though.

I have flat feet and so does my dad. It has never bother us at all.
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oh ok, so it's nothing to worry about. I know my brother has a lot of back problems and my Papa has knee problems, but I don't know if it stems from the flat feet or not. When Dakotah was born, the doc said that she had poor muscle tone in her legs?
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Re: Flat feet??

I wouldn't think that the poor muscle tone would have anything to do with her feet.

I have knee problems but it is because I have "loose" joints and everything seems to pop out.

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oh ok, so it's nothing to worry about. I know my brother has a lot of back problems and my Papa has knee problems, but I don't know if it stems from the flat feet or not. When Dakotah was born, the doc said that she had poor muscle tone in her legs?
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Re: Flat feet??

You child may have flat feet - but it's really too early to determine for sure. Most babies have somewhat flat feet. I have extremely flat feet and have worn orthotics since about 12 years old. I was concerned that DD had flat feet and thought maybe early intervention would save her some of the knee problems that I have now. The orthopod said no - they usually won't intervene until they can tell for certain (which is somtime between age 8 and 12) and certain growth milestones have already been met.
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