Don't Let Your Child's Foot Pain Catch You Flatfooted

Ridgewood Daily Voice—April 26, 2016

In a recent article published by Ridgewood Daily Voice, David M. Scher, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains the two different types of flatfoot: flexible and rigid.

According to Dr. Scher, "Flatfeet are categorized into two types: flexible and rigid. Whereas flexible flatfeet are a normal variant much less likely to develop problems, rigid flatfeet typically have some underlying bone or joint problem that may require treatment."

Dr. Scher also explains that, "Flatfoot is a common condition evaluated by medical professions even though it is, in fact, considered to be a variant of normal. The incidence of moderate-to-severe pediatric flatfoot is only about 18 percent of the general population and the prevalence of flexible flatfoot reduces with age."

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