Flatfoot in itself is not a medical concern. Certain people are born with flatfoot and have no complaints. Flatfoot becomes a problem when it is acquired and is associated with symptoms. It is always a good idea to visit a doctor when you see something that is perceived as abnormal, even in absence of pain.Read More
Metatarsus adductus is common deformity in the pediatric population with the incidence being 1 in 100. It expresses in the inward position of the forefoot in relation to the rear foot.
While the deformity can be congenital, it is sometimes due to the position of the baby in the uterus.Read More
Achilles tendon tightness is very common in growing kids and, sometimes, the most powerful deforming force at causing pes planovalgus deformity (flatfoot). In fast growing kids, the tendons have to play catch up with the bones. As the bones grow longer the tendons that span the joints have to expand in length also. Read More
Heel pain is one of the most common complaints patients usually have. The pediatric population is no different. The adult population generally complains of heel pain secondary to inflammation of the medial plantar fascia band.Read More
Limb lengthening is an important concept in limb deformity correction. It is a surgical technique that consists of lengthening a bone using patient’s own ability to generate new bone. Multiple techniques can be used.Read More