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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.
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