All parents know that children take to sports like fish to water. Almost as soon as they start to walk, they're chasing soccer balls, swinging baseball bats, and running. This is why it is very important for parents to have a close eye on their children's feet. Common foot deformities such as flat feet, have kept our future soccer stars from running and playing to their fullest potential. Flat feet deformity occurs when the arch on the inside border of the foot is more flat than normal. Flat feet, or pes planos, is most common in children and can cause foot pain throughout their lives. This is why its' very important for children with flat feet to be evaluated by a podiatrist. Here at Houston Foot and Ankle Care, we can evaluate your kids for different types of treatments for flat feet, including custom made orthotics. Orthotics limits the abnormal flat arch and rolling in of the heel bone during standing, walking, and running.