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Children's pre-made or custom orthotics
It is normal for young children to have little or no arch. By the time kids reach the age of 8, it should correct itself. If not, it can cause pain in the knees or hips and lead to further problems as they grow. Over pronation is a common childhood problem where the foot pushes off the ground almost completely from the big toe and second toe. Custom or over the counter orthotics and a gate analysis help correct and stabilize a child's feet for years of growth. Many insurances cover the orthotics as they realize the importance of correction as soon as possible.
What can I do as a parent?
Check old shoes for uneven patters of wear
Check their school shoes from last year. Do they have spots that were worn down faster? Is the inside of the sole worn more than the outside?
Don't let kids with over pronation wear flat sandals or shoes with no arch support.
Check your child's shoes for arch supports. Even some sandals have built-in arches.
Educate kids on correct foot strike pattern
Over the age of 8, children should have at least a small amount of arch. Check for that when standing on a flat surface. Draw a line on their Achilles Tendon. Is is straight from the heel to the calf? Rotate the foot accordingly.
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Pediatric services offered
Infant and childhood screenings
Flat foot examinations
Newborn congenital deformities of the foot and ankle (clubfoot, polydactyly, etc.)
Bone and joint deformities of the foot and ankle
Fractures and sprains of the foot and ankle
Skin and soft tissue problems
Abscesses, puncture wounds, and foreign bodies in the foot and ankle