Toddler Insoles for flat feet

Ana - posted on 01/02/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

464

0

76

My daughter has flat feet and I want to get her insoles. I know her feet are still growing, but I want to do what I can to help them grow properly. Any recommendations for Toddler Insoles?

And I looked on the internet and didn't find much..

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Tam - posted on 01/02/2012

216

2

28

I'd consult with the doctor, and get a diagnosis for the flat feet at the very least. As others have mentioned, children often look like they have flat feet when in fact they likely don't.

I grew up flat footed, and honestly, I don't think there is really much you can do about it. I never suffered an injury resulting in flat feet, just grew up that way. It hasn't impeded my progress at all - I joined the military, in fact, and have not suffered any foot related injuries that could possibly be brought on by having flat feet.

Check out with your pediatrician and just try not to over-react. Your child is probably just fine.

5 Comments

View replies by

Johanna - posted on 01/02/2012

79

13

9

My daughter wears insoles for flat feet at the recommendation of a physical therapist. The PT ordered them on the internet and I honestly do not remember the brand name but they come in two size intervals- like 5,6 or 7,8. The recommendation was for her to wear her shoes all day, everyday and that is how we are handling it. If you are considering it, I would first consult with her dr. He or she could refer to a PT if they feel it's necessary. I was told that most young children's feet do appear flat and that is normal- what determined that my daughter did need the inserts was the pronation (turning in) of her ankles actually.

Sherri - posted on 01/02/2012

9,593

15

391

Your pediatrician at her well visits would typically tell you if there was a problem. Have they??

Michelle - posted on 01/02/2012

3,555

8

3244

Most toddlers' feet look flat. I wouldn't worry about it until they are about 7/8. Insoles won't help them at this early age anyway.

Minnie - posted on 01/02/2012

7,076

9

788

The best way to ensure proper foot growth is to keep shoes to a minimum. Shoes only for going out, the thinnest, flattest sole possible. It's the use of her arch muscles that will strengthen them and develop them- not by them resting passively on a supportive insole.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms