Support for little feet!
All toddlers have flat feet and by the age of 4 or 5 the arches should start to develop. However, with some children the foot remains flat, or only a very low arch is showing. Arch height is actually not the main concern in young children. The more important question is, whether your child suffers from excessive pronation (rolling inward of the ankles). Excess pronation is easily diagnosed. If you draw an imaginary line from the tip of the ankle bone downwards and the line ends away from the foot, your child over-pronates and their feet need correcting (see example to the right).
Excessive pronation may cause your child to develop an abnormal gait pattern. At a young age these children may not suffer from any type of foot pain, but later on they are likely to develop conditions such Children's Heel Pain (Sever's Disease), Children's Knee pain (Osgood-Schlatters disease), general foot pain, ankle pain and/or aching legs. Growing pains (which all children will experience) are often more severe in children with pronating feet compared to children with normal feet.
Footlogics Kids orthotics are a medical-grade orthotic designed to provide biomechanical support and restore the child's walking pattern. By re-aligning the child's feet early on, many biomechanical complaints can be prevented, allowing the feet to develop more naturally. Footlogics Kids orthotics are safe to use, however if your child suffers from a major foot deformity or particular illnes or medical condition, we recommend you consult your GP or specialist first, before using Footlogics.