• Custom made Orthotic Insoles
  • Stretching exercises
  • Analgesic anti-inflammatory medications
  • Rest and application of ice to sensitive areas
  • Physical Therapy
  • ​​Maximalist running or hiking shoes (ex. Hoka brand)

Foot pain is never normal. It is always best to consult a reputable and devoted Podiatrist.

Flat Feet can cause foot and ankle pain in children and in certain cases, it can affect the knee, hips and back. Different types of custom-made orthotics exist and can be prescribed depending on the degree of severity.

Flat Feet - Fallen Arches

Flat feet can cause pain in the arch, heel, and ankle. In some cases, it can produce pain in the knees, hips, and back. Different types of Orthotic insoles can be prescribed depending on the severity of the flat foot. Most of the time Orthotic insoles resolve the pain and biomechanical issues caused by flat feet. In rare cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the deformity.

Flat Feet Causes

Flat Feet In Children

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  • Congenital (at birth) - caused by muscle and ligament weakness
  • Adult – Dysfunction of the Posterior Tibial Muscle & Tendon
  • Hyperpronation – While standing the arch flattens significantly
  • Injuries – Fractures or Posterior Tibial tendon injuries or rupture
  • False Flat Foot - excessive flattening of the arch when standing

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  • Correct position of the feet (Flat & High Arched Feet)
  • Reduce the progression of certain deformities, hallux abducto-valgus (Bunion)​
  • Decrease pain caused by certain pathologies (Plantar Fasciitis, Tendinitis, Knee pain, Back pain, etc.), when they are caused by biomechanical deficiencies of the feet
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Foot pain as a result of strained muscles and connecting ligaments
  • Painful or achy feet, especially in the areas of the arches and heels
  • Knee, hip and back pain
  • Feet and legs tire easily
  • Walking like a duck (Feet pointed away from the body)
  • The inside bottoms of your feet become swollen
  • Foot movement, such as standing on your toes, is difficult
  • Swelling along the inside of the ankle 
  • Calluses on the feet​
  • Heel Spurs (Calcium deposit on the bottom of heel)
  • Plantar fasciitis (pain in the heel & arch)

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Insoles for flat feet permit:

Podo pediatrics permits to permanently correct biomechanical or postural weaknesses before growth is finished. It is important to consult as early as possible because once growing has ceased correction becomes more difficult.

Ortthotic Insoles - Flat Feet

​Dr. Bevacqua performs foot surgery and orthopedic evaluations.  High-quality orthotic devices are also fabricated to alleviate foot, ankle, knee, hip, and back pain. Corrective orthotics are fabricated for children starting as early as the age of three years old.  Other conditions that are treated include, warts, ingrown toenails, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, bursitis, corns, calluses, thickened and fungal toenails, athletes foot, heel and arch pain, flat feet, high arched feet, bunions, hammertoes, fibromas and much more!  Minor surgeries can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. Our mission is to provide personalized, high-quality foot care on an as-needed or preventative basis.  We have created a practice that we believe in and choose for our own family members.

Symptoms of Flat Feet & Fallen Arches

Flat feet or hyperpronation  is a physical condition characterized by fallen arches while standing. When walking the arch collapses and it moves inward. This can disrupt the body's natural alignment and can cause foot, ankle, knee, hip, or back pain. Different types of custom-made insoles can be prescribed depending on the severity of the problem.

Our clinics warmly welcome children and constitute a great number of our clientele. Most common foot ailments include Flat Feet, Plantar Warts, and Ingrown Toenails. Your child should never suffer from foot pain. These problems are all easily resolved in the office of a certified Podiatrist.

Podopediatrics - Podiatry For Children

Flat Feet - Treatments

Dr. Darrell Bevacqua, Podiatrist  
25 Yrs. of professional experience

Doctor of podiatric medicine

Post doctoral residency, Podiatric Medicine & Surgery

Brooklyn V.A.M.C., Brooklyn, New York 

Clinicien | Chargé de cours  
Département des Sciences de l’activité physique 
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
3351, boul. des Forges,Trois-Rivières (Québec) 

Clinique podiatrique de Verdun  
3954a Wellington, Verdun (Montréal)

Tél : (514) 768 – 5060

Dr. Darrell Bevacqua, Podiatrist

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Verdun: 514-768-5060

3954a, rue Wellington

Rosemère: 450-979-0303 

260, Chemin de la Grande-Côte​