Treatment and cause of kids foot pronation
Why kids feet pronate and get deformed
How shoes affect body and feet in kids
Foot pronation is caused by wearing low quality not supportive shoes as a child.
Child does needs quality orthopedic shoes from the day they start learning to walk.
European shoes are the only ones that are supportive and they form kids feet correctly.
European shoes offer proper reinforced heel (preventive for ankle pronation and pigeon toes)
Good orthopedic arch support
None sweat soles (absorb sweat from kids feet)
Best leather used (leather manufactured in Europe not China since leather from China always had traces of mercury)
Flexible soles best for walking, running, jumping
Forming kids feet and body gait posture.
Preventive against all orthopedic problems child might develop with cheap shoes
Restorative for all orthopedic problems children develop with none supportive shoes
Children feet are forming as they growing so this is the only time to align them properly.
All kids footwear manufactured in Europe is monitored by European Ministry of Health so no cheap import shoes are allowed for sale in any European country.
Shoes are envisioned in Europe as foot developmental need for a child - it is not a fashion statement in any way.
The images below show how shoes develop and affect child's feet, posture and gait. Remember, is is best to buy 2 pairs of quality supportive shoes per season (6-7 months) then 10 pairs of poorly made ones - Watch the video about pronation.
Foot pronation in kids
Foot pronation in kids 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 back foot joints are very soft and sensitive to deformation. In some cases older children (age 3 and up) would be required to wear orthodics to correct the problem along with supportive shoes. However, to prevent any foot deformities from young age child should wear only quality, leather orthopedic shoes so their feet will develop correctly.
How to prevent and cure pronation in kids?
To prevent pronation buy high top supportive European footwear with orthopedic arch that will properly mold and develop little feet. Quality European shoes are considered best orthodics that you can buy, therefore it is recommended that children wear quality, supportive shoes at all times.
Entire body is affected by pronated feet, back, knees, joints because entire body gait shifts.
Adult with ankle pronation will experience constant pain in back, knees, feet because their gait is deformed.
Once and adult, no surgery exists to correct the problem, only orthodics to relive the constant pain. Therefore, quality shoes for a child is a good investment since you preventing many posture and feet problems later in adulthood.
Foot problems are preventable at young age when feet and body is forming!
- All foot problems can be prevented when child wears only appropriate supportive shoes from baby to adulthood.
- Quality shoes will stop tiptoe, pigeon toes, ankle pronation as kids feet are shaped and aligned by shoes they wear.
- European shoes offer appropriate orthopedic support, ankle support, heel support and they shape feet correctly.
- Feet carry entire body therefore, if they are deformed or pronated entire posture will cause to shift.
- That is why we advise to every parent to put only quality shoes on their children and not to rotate between low quality not orthopedic ones.
Avoid cheap, none supportive shoes at all cost!
Remember, whatever quality shoe lines up the foot the cheap one destroys the line-up (foot and ankle alignment) therefore avoid cheap none supportive shoes in general. Local none supportive shoes all made in China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka they are the ones causing flat feet, ankle pronation and pigeon toes since they do not provide any support. They are made out of low quality materials and does not provide any support for your child (Keens, Crocks, UGS, Merells, Plae, Stride Rite, Nike, New Balance, and any other brand sold in USA). Those shoes are made out of lowest quality materials and feature no support of any kind. No arch support, no ankle support, they are not measured even for average foot width since they have to be manufactured cheaply. Those type of shoes cause severe foot deformation in children. All they do is DEFORM kids feet over time. That is why your child is ankle pronated, pigeon toed and flat footed, over time of wearing that is exact effect on those shoes. Even doctors prescribed orthodics will not help without well supportive shoes. Orthodics will create some improvement but never restore kids foot to healthy condition. Never! Body gait shifts (see image below) and then pain starts in feet, back, knees, shoulders. Adult will experience pain their entire life due to deformed feet. It is all preventable when child is growing and their bodies are forming. Thus invest in good supportive shoes for your child! Believe us it is money well justified and spent. In Europe is is prevention and correction of all orthopedic problems with original European made shoes - not copies from China. It is best to buy 2 pairs of quality shoes per season then (5-6 months of wear) then 10 pairs of poorly made ones.