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Orthotics for Children

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Are orthotics only for adults? Of course not. Children can benefit from these medical devices, too. At Clark Podiatry Center, we understand foot pain and walking challenges can impact everyone, including our youngest patients. Dr. Brandon A. Macy regularly provides parents with suggestions for pediatric foot concerns. Custom children’s orthotics are among those solutions.

Here are answers to commonly asked questions:

Will my child’s foot pain eventually go away?

We have all heard the term “growing pains.” Unfortunately, this term is a myth when it comes to pain that accompanies development. Here’s a fact: Pain isn’t normal. There are also visible signs parents should not ignore, from in-toeing to limping.

Can I delay treatment a bit longer?

Parents should not dismiss children’s foot pain or discomfort. The solution could be as simple as a bigger shoe size. Discomfort may also be a sign of something that requires a visit to the podiatrist. By delaying treatment, you are putting your child’s future foot health at risk. For example, foot deformities such as flat feet may result in additional deformities or even arthritis.

Why should I choose custom orthotics?

Your little one’s feet are changing every day, and this means a one-size-fits-all approach won’t be the solution for improving their gait or the discomfort they may feel. The benefit of prescription orthotics is they are customized to fit your child’s feet. The podiatrist has taken detailed measurements and assessed the best way to provide correction and relief.

Remember, there are various stages of your child’s development. Make sure they have the proper support every step of the way. At Clark Podiatry CenterDr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist, treats various conditions such as heel paindiabetic woundsbunionsnerve pain, and more. The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center. We provide exceptional service for patients in Union County. Contact our office at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an appointment online. Our office is at 1114 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ 07066.