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  • Writer's pictureDr. McHardy

Flat Feet and Kids Custom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics can help children by providing additional support and a solid foundation to their feet and legs.

Kids Custom Orthotics can make activity more comfortable but also help stabilize children’s feet and lower limbs as they grow. Orthotics can also help relieve pain caused by injury or unusual alignment of the bones of the foot. Children who are experiencing growing pains or other bio-mechanical problems such as Flat Feet, Osgood-Schlatter’s disease or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can also benefit.

If the child is experiencing any pain or discomfort, which can sometimes be expressed as a lack of willingness to run around and play, then you should consult your doctor and a Certified Chiropodist to see if custom orthotics will help.

What are flat feet?

Flat feet — or pes planus, pes valgus, overpronation — are exactly what the name implies, the feet are flatter on the bottom and allow the entire sole of the foot to touch the floor when standing.

Flat feet are normal in babies and toddlers because the arches in their feet haven’t yet developed. The foot arch develops throughout childhood for most individuals, however some will never develop arches in their feet. Arches can fall due to age, wear and tear on the body, or from an injury.

Flat feet are a common condition, often runs in families and is usually painless. In some cases, flat feet can affect the body’s alignment, which can cause knee and ankle discomfort.

At Parkway Foot and Back Clinic is the leading pain management clinic in Stoney Creek and we provide both chiropractic and chiropodist services for resolving your personal concerns with pain.


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