I want to tell a story that happened in the family of my girlfriend. Irina has a son, Bogdan, at that time he was two years old. The baby had no particular health problems, but one day he began to complain of pain in his legs. The gait was not so plastic, he quickly got tired of walking and asked for his hands.
At first, a friend decided that the baby was just tired or struck, and calmly reacted to the situation. When this began to be repeated systematically, tranquility gave way to anxiety, and after that panic. Moms know that in such a case, the most terrible thoughts crawl into my head.
In search of a diagnosis
Ira began to read about all the diseases in which the children have sore legs. Among them are found and bone cancer, and polio … She was becoming sadder.
They lived in a tiny provincial town. There was one small clinic, half staffed by doctors. A friend did not really hope for their qualifications.
After repeated visits to the doctors, they found out that the boy had flat feet.
It seemed the lesser of all evils. The optimistic father even joked that it was good because his son would not join the army. And the parents resolutely took up the treatment. After all, if you start this disease, it threatens with serious consequences: deformation of bones, arthritis, etc.
Fight for healthy legs
The doctor said that the case is not running and no medical treatment is required. It took shoes with orthopedic insoles. I had to go through several professional massage courses, make warm baths with sea salt and paraffin baths.
Ira and her son did gymnastics every day. She taught her son to pick up small objects with his toes, to pull the sock of the other foot with his foot, to roll the rolling pin and the ball with his foot. The kid gladly walked barefoot on a massage mat and rolled a special roller.
Bogdanchik coped with the problem successfully, and now my daughter and I are adopting his experience. Since flatfoot is inherited, we are at risk. Our grandmother suffers from such a disease.
Therefore, my daughter and I do gymnastics. But the orthopedic insoles, which I rushed to buy, were not needed. They are harmful to healthy children and can relax the arches of the foot and cause disease.