Contrary to popular belief, kids with flat feet become adults with flat feet. If your child has feet that flatten excessively, walks with her feet pointing outward, or has general soreness in her feet with walking and activities, have her evaluated. She will most likely benefit from custom orthotics in order to maintain a normal arch and provide better support. Even if your child is not having pain, the muscle imbalance caused by her instability will lead to foot deformities down the road, such as bunions, hammertoes, heel spurs and arthritis. Don’t wait for your child to have foot pain. Have her evaluated so treatment, if necessary, can start before long-term problems arise.