Can orthotics help with my child's flat feet?

Orthotics for children's flat feetFor the majority of children, flat feet don’t need any sort of special treatment—they don’t experience pain, so wearing appropriate shoes is enough. If your child does experience discomfort from his or her low arches, however, then orthotics might be a good option to help manage them. Orthotics are prescription-based inserts that fit into your child’s shoe to help correct faulty biomechanics and return a foot to “neutral.” They are one of the common methods used to manage this condition in adults as well as teenagers and children.

The key to finding out if your son or daughter would benefit from orthotics for children’s flatfoot problems is to have his or her lower limbs evaluated. Our team at Podiatry Associates, P.C. will carefully examine your child’s feet and gait. From that we can determine what kind, if any, orthotics would help your son or daughter. Then we’ll be able to prescribe a pair that meets your child’s unique needs. Use our online form or call (303) 805-5156 to make an appointment at our Parker, Castle Pines, Denver, or Cherry Creek, CO, offices.
Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC