Q When should kids get orthotics?
Kids should get orthotics when they’re experiencing regular discomfort in their feet, especially when walking. Specialists like Dr. Joel W. Brook and Dr. David R. Northcutt evaluate children’s lower limbs to determine what could be causing their pain. A variety of pediatric conditions, like flat feet and Sever’s disease, can be corrected and relieved by adding custom orthotics to your child’s shoes. The prescription inserts add stabilization and help reduce pressure on kids’ feet.
Very young children who are just learning to walk probably won’t require orthotics, since they need to naturally build their lower limb strength and stability; however, slightly older children with frequently painful feet may be candidates for the prescription inserts. If your little one complains about his or her lower limbs, have them examined by our expert staff here at Dallas Podiatry Works. Fill out the online contact page or call either location—(972) 566-7474 for the Dallas office, or (972) 943-3323 for the Plano location—to make an appointment or request more information.