Some people's perception of having flat feet may not involve being a sporting legend, but did you know both Cristiano Ronaldo and Usain Bolt have them? Consultant orthopaedic surgeon and paediatric specialist Mr Thomas Crompton provides reassurance for parents who may be concerned about problems leading from flat feet and discusses how, on the whole, children having them is completely normal - and how they could be the feet of future champions.
Reassurance is sometimes the most important thing when it comes to children's orthopaedics, especially when they are having growth spurts. Despite this, treatment might be required for even the most common things. Consultant orthopaedic surgeon and paediatric specialist Mr Thomas Crompton speaks to Top Doctors about various conditions he sees in his clinics.
There are procedures need to be undertaken as soon as possible in order to address hip dysplasia in newborns despite the fact that the majority of babies can be treated without surgery. Mr Thomas Crompton, leading consultant orthopaedic surgeon, discusses how important diagnosis and treatment for hip dysplasia is.
Flat feet in very young children is natural, however, the majority grow out of it by the time they reach the age of five. If they don't, it may be the case that they need some form of treatment. Mr Thomas Crompton, a leading consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon, looks at why some children never develop arches, the problems it can cause and what can be done about it.