Do children really need to have orthotics?


A: Orthotics for children can help with the treatment of foot deformities, pain, flat feet, and gait problems.  It’s important for a child’s feet to be checked as soon as an issue arises.  If there is a need for orthotics, it is important that the coorect fit be established and that they are checked regularly as a child grows.  Orthotics will help stabilize your child’s foot and help prevent a lifetime of problems with their feet, ankles, lower legs and lower back.  So – yes, many children need orthotics and many children benefit greatly from them. As a podiatrist in Brooklyn, I see many different conditions in children treated simply and successfully with the use of orthotics.  Another common condition treated with orthotics in children is heel pain.

Dr. Michael Perlstein’s podiatry office is located at 4414 14th Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. He serves patients throughout the greater New York City area, including those residing in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

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