When she was small she had foot problems, had x-rays, physio and then an appointment at GOSH where we were told she had nothing wrong and would be a good gymnast. Not sure what to do about this with her history. Any advice please? TIA. She is 5.
I'd take her to the GP and ask for a referal to orthopedics. It could be that the ligaments are too loose so are not supporting her foot correctly. I would take her to get this checked out as it may cause hip problems when she is older. I imagine her leg, ankle and foot can be painful for her.
ds has flat feet, his feet roll and lean inwards, he has had insoles made at the hospital and put in his shoes. This is caused because he's got loose ligaments. It's one for you to check. When ds stands without shoes or socks I can see that he has no arches at all.
If it all check out OK and she just has a tendency to turn her foot in I would recommend shoes with a good solid upper at the heel, correct width fitting and a broad flat sole at the heel. Many shoes at the moment have a slim more rounded heel that lets the foot tip around.
So sorry but sensible shoes, that may need to be re-heeled alot.
I had this problem when I was young, but it was the seventies and they stopped putting kids into those corrective boots in my area, they didn't even do supportive insoles, I was quite bad and my sensible school shoes were re-heeled every week to keep them correctly aligned. That and a lot of conciously turning out my feet means I walk straight although my ankles still sort of dip a bit.