Do all kids with flat feet need orthotics by Dr Brenden Brown - Podiatrist

No, not all kids with flat feet actually do need orthotics.

I think that it's important to understand that many flat feet will resolve by the age of approximately nine in most kids.

When I see kids with flat feet, I only use orthotics if they've got a structural problem that I don't think will actually resolve naturally by itself.

The other reason I use orthotics is if the kid has flat feet, and they have some form of pain in their foot, ankle, or lower limb.

I think that's when it's important to actually see a foot doctor or a podiatrist, who actually has stacks and stacks of experience helping kids out of pain and back into activity.

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Founder of A Step Ahead Foot + Ankle Care in Sydney, and former president of the Australasian Podiatry Council, Dr Brenden Brown (A.K.A Dr Foot) is a wealth of knowledge on how to take care of your feet, including how to find the best shoes.

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* No medical treatment can guarantee 100% success. Registered medical and health professions in Australia are by law not allowed to guarantee success. This comes as a result of all human bodies reacting differently to treatments. Patients should thoroughly consider all treatment options available to them.