Toe shoes for kids medical correction shoes
In toeing and out toeing kids shoes
Knocked knees best medical shoes for toddlers
Pronation is a turning outward of the foot ankle, so that one has tendency to walk on the inner border of the foot. This is a static deformity associated with flat feet and sometimes with foot and arch pain. Major cause of pronation in children is poor quality footwear that does not support the foot in general, ankle joints or stabilize the foot. Babies when they learn to walk and stand are especially at risk to develop pronation since their foot joints are very soft and sensitive to deformation. Pigeon toe is often associated with pronation as whole body shifts and feet turn inwards. To prevent pronation buy high top supportive European footwear with orthopedic arch that will properly mold and develop posture and body gait. Quality European toe shoes are considered best orthodics that you can buy, therefore it is recommended that children wear quality, supportive toe shoes at all times. In some cases older children (age 3 and up) would be required to wear orthodics to correct the problem along with supportive toe shoes. However, to prevent any foot deformities from young age child should wear only quality, leather orthopedic toe shoes so their posture and will develop correctly.
Flat feet is a genetic condition that it is passed in the family genes (not necessarily from mother or father), they occur because the tissues holding the joints in the foot together (called tendons) are loose. In infants and babies, the fat in the foot is also a factor. As children grow older, these tissues tighten and form an arch, most often by the time the child is 2 or 3 years old. By adulthood, most people have normal arches. However, in some people this arch may never form. Aging, injuries, illness or cheap footwear without any arch support may harm the tendons and cause weak feet to develop. Therefore, quality supportive footwear is especially required for little child that are growing and developing a shape. Only European quality footwear made out of leather or canvas with leather orthopedic innersole will help a child to form proper arch and correctly shape little toes. Weak feet do not cause pain in children but later in life as an adult it might be a factor in posture defects, and knee pain. Frequently pigeon toe condition develops as low quality toe shoes worn frequently add to condition.
IN TOEING AND OUT TOEING
If a child has an in-toeing gait, it means that their feet turn inward Metatarsus adductus (pigeon toe) instead of pointing straight ahead when standing, walking or running. In-toeing (pigeon toe) is seen in children with feet turning inwards and it is caused by wearing none supportive shoes as a child. Child's body gait is affected and no support to the feet is provided. Corrective shoes with good orthopedic arch, good ankle support, good profiled soles will correct condition in time. Shoes manufactured in Europe are only orthopedic ones with actual support for children. It takes about 3 years to correct condition with supportive shoes only, (just do not rotate them with shoes from China with zero support as you never see any improvement). Supportive orthopedic shoes form, support and shape kids feet while cheap shoes made in China deform and destroy your child's posture, feet and body gait. Child feet grow up to age 15 and only up till then you can make a change and improvement with good shoes. There is no way to correct pigeon toes in adults, condition stays permanent. Orthodics given from the doctor will not transform kids feet either, only good shoes with good ankle support are able to do that over time. That is why quality shoes produced for children in all European countries are orthopedic and only shoes we put on our children to prevent pigeon toes and pronation and other orthopedic problems.
Out-toeing (pigeon toe) is an opposite condition where child's shoes are pointed excessively outwards. In-toeing and out-toeing (pigeon toe) usually does not cause pain or interfere with the way your child learns to walk. Although, severe in-toeing (pigeon toe) can cause young children to stumble or trip. Therefore, high supportive toe shoes with arch support are needed to minimize the condition. If in-toeing (pigeon toe) continues special orthodics (made by podiatrist) are needed to line up posture and improve the condition.
A child who stands with their knees touching but their ankles apart is said to have knock-knees. Knock-knees usually become apparent when a child is two or three years old and may increase in severity until about age of four. Concerns only really arise if the condition is first noticed after the child is six years old or if one leg is more affected then the other. Knock knees may appear to be present in children who have weak feet or who are overweight or tight around the hips. To improve the condition special orthodics along with high supportive leather toe shoes are needed. Also, strengthening and stretching exercises will help to improve the posture.
Many toddlers walk on their tip-toes (pigeon toe) because as babies (learning to walk) they never wore high supportive, quality shoes. High, rigid, ankle supportive shoes with arch orthopedic support are needed to correct the condition. The shoes will profile the foot, stabilize the foot joints and over time minimize and stop tip-toeing (pigeon toe) over time. Make sure that child wears only quality shoes at all times and that they are high and supportive. The stiffer, sturdier the better! Remember you can only make any difference in child's foot when they are small and growing once grown no surgery exists to fix the issues.
AMERICAN BOARD OF PEDIATRICS VS EUROPEAN MINISTRY OF HEALTH
They are significant differences in footwear recommendations posed by:
American Board of Pediatrics Recommends:
Barefoot or soft sole shoes (NOT TRUE)
Low quality NONE orthopedic footwear imported from low cost production countries is allowed and approved (THAT IS WRONG!)
Foot develops naturally with no restrictions nor support (NOT TRUE!)
Shoes does not play any role in child's foot and posture development (NOT TRUE!)
Once child's gait and feet become deformed (pronation or pigeon toe) expensive custom orthodics, SMO, AFO's are made (average cost $3000 to $5000) that are not comfortable for kids to wear and will not restore kids feet into healthy position). SMO's AFO's completely do not work on children's feet, they limit their ability of walking, they extremely uncomfortable and there is no human made shoe that would fit any SMO or AFO device! Please tell me how child supposed to walk in plastic, oversized, motion limiting boot? How would they positively impact their feet and posture if child cannot even move in them? In 20 years we been operating orthopedic shoe store we never, ever seen on child with AFO, SMO that made any positive impact on their feet - not even one child! (THAT IS THE TRUTH!)
US orthopedic doctors are not taught in medical schools about importance of good shoes for growing and developing feet. (TRUE)
Pigeon toes, ankle pronation, weak ankles, tip toe walking will cure by themselves as the child grows (NO THEY WILL NOT!)
Foot surgery in adulthood is performed only to relive the pain and discomfort (TRUE!)
As an adult person with deformed posture will always experience feet, knees, spine pain, and posture problems (PERMANENT ORTHOPEDIC PROBLEMS FOR ENTIRE LIFE!)
Medicine in USA if for profit, so more kids and adults with deformed feet, posture and gait problems more profit for medical practice! (IS THAT A TRUTH!)
European Ministry of Health Recommends:
Barefoot in protected environment (grass or sand only when foot contours to soft surface) (TRUE!)
Supportive slippers or leather shoes (proper heel support, orthopedic arch support, flexible rubber soles) (YES TRUE!)
Cheap shoes from low cost countries (China, Sri Lanka, Vietnam) are NOT allowed for import and sale in Europe! (THANK GOD FOR THAT!)
Footwear is regulated by European Orthopedic Ministry of Health so local European orthopedic shoes are only allowed for sale in any European country (THANK GOD FOR THAT!)
Foot develops due to formation and type of shoes child wears (TRUE!)