Pediatric flat foot and accessory navicular syndrome are two separate conditions that can occur in children, but they may coexist in some cases. Let’s discuss the management options for each condition:
Pediatric flat foot, also known as pes planus, refers to a condition in which the arch of the foot is reduced or absent. In most cases, pediatric flat foot is a normal variation of foot development and does not cause any symptoms or functional problems. However, if the child experiences pain, difficulty walking, or other issues, management options may be considered:
Accessory navicular syndrome refers to a condition in which an extra bone (accessory navicular) is present on the inner side of the foot, near the arch. This condition can cause pain and discomfort, especially with activities that involve the foot’s arch. Management options for accessory navicular syndrome may include:
It is important to consult with a healthcare professional, such as a pediatrician or orthopedic specialist, to evaluate the child’s specific condition and determine the most appropriate management options.