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Children and Orthotics

Monday, 08 February 2021 00:00

A common reason orthotics are worn is to provide stability, balance, and proper foot function. Orthotics are custom-made insoles that can provide the necessary adjustments to the structure of the feet. Orthotics can help children to develop and maintain a normal walking style, and can aid in improving conditions such as flat feet, toe walking, and general foot weakness. It may be easier for children with these ailments to accomplish everyday walking, running, and jumping activities when orthotics are worn. If you would like additional information about orthotics, and to find out if they are right for your child, it is suggested that you schedule a consultation with a podiatrist.

Making sure that your children maintain good foot health is very important as they grow. If you have any questions, contact Abeer M. Foteh, DPM of Greater Houston Foot Centers. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet during childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care. Here are some things to consider...

Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.

Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet.

Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable.

As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age, toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’. 

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet.

Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus.

Be watchful for any pain or injury.

Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible.

Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Baytown, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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