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Can kids wear arch supports?Updated 2 years ago

Generally, yes. Keep in mind that a child's foot is still developing, so you'll want to consult with your child's pediatrician or a podiatrist if you have any concerns about your child's use of an arch support.

Children's arch supports are generally geared towards providing comfort, stability, and support for a child's developing foot, rather than the treatment or prevention of a foot condition. The arch support of a children's arch support tends to be slightly softer and more flexible than an adult orthotic, to help accommodate the child's continued development as they grow.

Children's arch supports also help with toe-walking, though in many cases toe-walking will resolve itself over time.

Again, if you have questions or concerns about whether or not your child would benefit from the usage of an arch support insole, ask your child's pediatrician or podiatrist.

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