Gallup, NM’s Top Rated Foot Doctor Shares Two Easy Ways To Tell If Your Child Has Flat Feet

Gallup Nm Top Rated Doctor Shares Two Easy Ways To Tell If Your Child Has Flat FeetChildren are born flat-footed and their arches usually develop by about age 13. However, some kids continue to have flat feet throughout their lives. Usually, they won’t experience any symptoms but if left untreated, flat feet can change your child’s posture and strain other joints like their knees and hips. If you’re concerned about your child, your foot doctor in Gallup, NM recommends these two simple ways you can tell if your child has flat feet.

Finger Painting For Feet

Have your child step in a little bit of water and stand or walk barefooted across a flat, cemented surface such as a driveway or garage floor. You can look at their footprint and tell if the entire foot was pressed to the ground or the arch was slightly lifted. For younger children, you can make this a game with non-toxic finger paint and some craft paper.

Tiptoe Test

This simple exam can show you if your little one has flexible flat feet. Have them stand and place their hand on a wall. Have them reach up and on their tiptoes – their arches should appear. If not, it’s possible they have flat feet.

If your child complains of foot pain at all, schedule an appointment with our Gallup, NM foot doctors. We have experience in pediatric podiatry to help keep those little feet healthy and strong. At Animas Foot & Ankle in Gallup, NM, we’re here for you and your family. If you have any concerns about your child’s feet, call us at 505.863.7118 or request an appointment at one of our four convenient podiatry offices including Gallup, New Mexico (NM).

This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our podiatry offices would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.


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The podiatrists at Animas Foot & Ankle of Gallup, New Mexico (NM), Durango, Colorado (CO), Farmington, New Mexico (NM), and Moab, Utah (UT) treat all surgical and medical foot and ankle conditions, including children’s foot conditions.

Our podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services.

To start your journey towards seeing if your child has flat feet, schedule your appointment with our foot doctors today!

Our Gallup, New Mexico NM Podiatry Office – 505.863.7118

Our Durango, Colorado CO Podiatry Office – 970.259.3154

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  • “I wanted to write you personally to thank you...I have tears in my eyes right now just thinking about the condition I was in when I first came to you...it was so bad...and now, you have turned my whole life around. Because of you and your incredible work, I actually have a life again. Yes, it took time. Yes, it took effort...”

    - Patti B

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  • “Dr. Hugentobler and his staff are VERY friendly, welcoming and very thorough. I felt right at ease within seconds of my visit. At my follow-up appointment I got my days mixed up and showed up without an appointment the receptionist was able to fit me in the schedule.”

    - Ronnie E.

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  • “Highly recommend Animas Foot and Ankle and Dr. Hugentobler. I have been going to this office for a few months now, and the staff in this office are ALWAYS so great. Very friendly, very understanding, and very helpful. So glad I didn’t go to Mercy! ...”

    - Robo S.

    best podiatrist in gallup nm
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