Hi Dr. Splichal,
I have a very active 6 year old who seems to be wearing her shoes very quickly, specifically on one side. Should she be seeing a podiatrist for orthotics? Do they make orthotics for someone that young?
Hello and thank you for your question. Yes they definitely do make orthotics for children. I am a big fan of children’s orthotics as it can assist in maintaining proper foot position for bone and soft tissue growth. Depending on the side of the shoe your daughter is wearing down it may or may not be correctable with orthotics. I would recommend seeing a Podiatrist and getting a full biomechanical evaluation for your daughter.
Dr. Emily Splichal
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