Today we will discuss "orthotic insoles" and "orthopedic shoes". About 25% of children have low arches, or flat feet as they are o
Today we will discuss "orthotic insoles" and "orthopedic shoes". About 25% of children have low arches, or flat feet as they are often referred to, so what can you do if your child has flat feet? The answer is to use orthopedic shoes and insoles to solve the problem.
For children's orthopedic shoes to be comfortable, they must be the right size, have the right flatness, and have the right degree of valgus in the hind foot, so some testing needs to be done to understand the condition of the child's foot and find the most appropriate correction. Often, in addition to specialized equipment, the orthotic center will perform a manual examination that combines the extensive data collected over the years to suggest the most appropriate solution for your child's specific foot condition.
The orthotic shoe completely wraps around the ankle joint, with extended reinforcement on both sides of the heel cup and a raised upper wrapping the foot structure for added stability and control, further correcting the ankle joint, helping to control the line of force in the knee joint and effectively adjusting the amount of posterior rotation of the foot; the orthotic insole provides the tightest support, correcting the flatness of the foot and the thickness of the soft tissue. Orthotic insoles provide optimal support and correction for varying degrees of arch flatness and soft tissue thickness.
When children wear orthopedic shoes and insoles, they can effectively regulate the skeletal structure, the direction of muscle activity, and the relationship between the biological forces of the foot and ankle during walking, thereby controlling the movement of the ankle joint and maintaining its stability for the purpose of immobilization, reducing the possibility of stress and joint strain, and resulting in a normal and more stable gait.