Child is complaining of pain, do they still need orthotics?

This is probably one of the toughest questions that every parent must answer when it comes to their child’s health. It is also represents one of the big­gest shortcomings of our health care system, and illustrates the view that “If it ain’t broke, why fix it?”. Or alternatively, “Whatever the problem is, the child will outgrow it”. This is an individual decision that every parent has to make with the assistance of their health care provider. Considerations in this decision should include the preventative payoffs for instituting such therapy weighed against any potential down-side which is often primarily financial. Please don't allow this to be a deterent, we can help.

Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
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