Orthotics For Children

Developmental Flatfoot Is Very Common

Many children and teenagers have developmental flatfoot. It’s a warning sign of serious foot dysfunctions. If you recognize it early and nip it in the bud, you can save many costly and painful foot issues in the future for your children.

How Can You Tell If Your Child Has Flat Feet?

One of the easiest ways to tell is to look at your OWN feet. If your family has a history of flat feet, there is a good chance your children will develop them as well. Kids with flat feet tend to have problems with balance, coordination, pain and fatigue in their feet and poor posture.

What Can You Do About It?

One of the easiest, cheapest and most conservative ways to correct foot problems in children is the use of a medical device called an orthotic. We have found over time that the absolute best orthotic for children on the market today is called Little Steps.

orthotic1They are prefabricated just for children from toddler age to pre-teens. This means they have a very deep heel cup designed to maximize rear foot control and realign the Achilles tendon while giving great arch support and little discomfort.

Once your child acclimates to the orthotics, they don’t even notice them in their shoes. They are light, sleek and fit in most shoes so that no one even knows they are in there from the outside!

Note that we mentioned the shoes. It’s very important that children wear the medical devices in their shoes…and that means not running barefoot all summer or in thin flip flops every day.

Won’t They Just Grow Right Out Of Them?

Yes, they will eventually grow out of them. However, that is one of the benefits of these particular orthotics. They are not a huge financial burden associated with them, which makes parents breathe a sigh of relief.

Also, if your child requires custom orthotics, we offer an outgrowth program so that your wallet is not impacted as much.

The important thing to remember is that these are an investment in your children’s health. Luckily, they are not an expensive investment like orthodontics, but you can think about them similarly to dental work and eyeglasses. Necessary for your child’s social and health development.

If you are experiencing foot pain, call our office or make an online appointment

Reviews

Staff was extremely friendly and professional. They took us back immediately and no waiting for doctor to come in. Dr Settles-Carter was amazing with my little girl. She took her time and explained every detail to my daughter. As we were leaving my little girl said Dr Settles-Carter was the best doctor ever. Coming from a 10yr old.

Bert King

It took some work, and patience, but my feet are much better now. Dr. Freels worked with me to find exercises, and more importantly, the right shoe to wear. So nice not to dread going into work, for the pain of simply walking. Despite what another review here says, they've never tried to sell me any shoes there, have always left the choice up to me.

Robert Griffith

The staff was very courteous. However, the care provided by Dr. Carter and the staff in the back was exceptional! I finally had answers for my health concerns and issues and a course or plan of treatment including the costs of the services they provide. I especially liked the hours of operation...I can see a doctor for the treatment I need without having to use my personal and sick days! Love the flexibility. Lastly, the ambiance esthetics were relaxing and beautiful.

Bonnie Ogle Taylor

The entire staff at Lexington Podiatry was very welcoming and friendly. Jill went out of her way to make sure my daughter was taken care of. We appreciate being seen so quickly (it would have taken weeks to have seen an orthopedist for her foot injury). Now, she is on the road to recovery! Great office, thanks everyone!

Team Wade 24

Had a great experience! Everyone was very nice, it was clean, the doctor took time to listen to me. She showed me my x-rays and explained them to me. I would recommend them to family and friends.

Heather Purvis

Accepted Insurance Providers

There may be providers, plans and coverage not included on this list. We will help you with navigating the options for coverage and costs. We also accept HSA, Flex accounts, Care Credit and prompt pay pricing for treatment at the clinic and surgical procedures. We do not accept Medicaid plans at this time. Visit our New Patient page for more details.