Children’s bone structure is generally more flexible than adults. Therefore, high activity or long hours on their feet commonly causes the muscles to be over-worked and thus, later cause muscles stiffness and pain.
Excessive pronation (feet ‘rolling’ inwards) results in some muscles in the feet and legs being over-worked in an attempt to stabilise the child’s gait.
Controlling excessive pronation, with orthotics (custom-made shoe inserts), gently stabilises the many bones, joints and soft tissue structures in children’s feet and lower legs. Orthotics re-align the young, growing bones and greatly reduces muscle over-use and strain.