Flat Feet Facts
They're usually no big deal
(HealthDayNews) -- If your child has been diagnosed with flat feet, don't fret. According to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, flat feet -- or Pes Planus -- is a common and painless condition that usually does not need treatment.
Here are some other flat feet facts:
- Corrective shoes or supports are an unnecessary expense and will not improve flat feet.
- Shrewd sales people may tell you expensive shoes will help your child walk better, but this is not true.
- Flat feet will not hamper your child's ability to learn to walk.