Prevent flat feet

Prevent flat feetWe are fascinated by everything about our newborn. Everything seems so fragile and yet perfect. You would love to kiss those little baby feet a thousand times.

The fact that the soles of their feet are not curved inwards, but are so nicely coated with baby fat, looks so cute and is also healthy at this age. Because the arch of a baby's foot is made of cartilage, which is still very soft and malleable.

The foot skeleton is formed in the first years of lifeout. Our body is a construct, a sophisticated system of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons that only works in conjunction with one another. We take around 10,000 steps a day, the children move even more. Like a spring, the foot catches 10,000 blows a day. If the "spring" doesn't work, the blows go straight to the knee joint , causing back pain and pressure sores on the feet.

Babies very rarely have congenital flat feet. However, they can develop as a result of lack of exercise, being overweight, or using the wrong shoes. At this point, we as parents are asked to offer our children the best possible conditions for development and healthy growth.

One distinguishes betweensoft, flexible and rigid flat feet . A few years from now, shoe systems were prescribed when the diagnosis was made. Nowadays, medical specialists agree that these aids are often counterproductive .

The flexible flat foot is caused by weak muscles and ligaments that lead to the lowering of the arch of the foot. The insoles can temporarily relieve the pain, but in the long term they weaken the foot muscles and send the wrong information to the brain through the thousands of sensors .

When your child

    under foot pain suffers and cramps

    his feet while standing significantly bend inward

    and the soles inTo stand completely flat

you have to contact the specialist. The individually adapted systems can be helpful in this case. If the bone structure or nerve disorders are damaged, an operation on the foot may be necessary.

As parents, however, we can prevent flat feet by letting our children run barefoot as much as possible . Nature offers us countless soil properties with various textures and grains such as sea sand, pebbles, rocky soils in the mountains, forest soil with roots and branches.

Little feet look for balance on uneven backgrounds, the foot sensors react and process the environmental stimuli and thus strengthen the arch of the foot. At low temperatures, cuddly studded socks or shoes with soft, malleable soles are suitable , which also give children the opportunity to feel the ground and actively compensate for unevenness with every step.


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