Children’s growth

Children’s growth

FAQ About Common Foot and Leg Conditions

Category

Foot development

  • 0-4 years old
    Flexible flat foot
  • Foot conditions that may appear after 4 years old
    Structural flat foot
    Flexible flat foot
    Normal foot
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Arch development

  • 0-year-old
    The baby fat pad in the foot rides the arch.
  • 4 years old
    The fat pad becomes thinner, and the medial arch appears.
  • 6 years old
    Arch is developing.
  • 13 years old
    Arch is well-developed.

Heel development

  • 0-year-old
    Misaligned with rearfoot valgus
  • 4 years old
    Rearfoot valgus
  • 6 years old
    Mild rearfoot valgus
  • 13 years old
    Aligned with heel straight
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Gait and Knee Development

  • 0-year-old
    In-toeing gait and bow legs
    Toddlers who are learning to walk may be walking with in-toeing gait and bow legs.
  • 4 years old
    Slight in-toeing gait and knock knees
    In-toeing is slightly improved when children aged 4 and appear to have knock knees.
  • 13 years old
    Out-toeing gait with the knees straightened.
    Out-toeing gait appears after 13 years old and the knees become straight.
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