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Orthotics Make Life Easier: 3 Big Benefits for Kids and Seniors

Whether you're scaling life's mountains in your golden years or taking your first wobbly steps, healthy feet are the basis for an energetic, joyful life. But the team at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists knows that sometimes, aches and pains can throw a wrench in the works. That's when custom orthotic insoles step in!

This post is meant for our oldest and youngest patients, both of whom can benefit from the use of orthotics. We’ll take a look at three concrete benefits for each age group, detailing how and why these sole-supporting products can make a huge difference.

For seasoned adventurers and seniors, orthotics help with alignment, pain, and stability concerns.

They Give You a Balance Boost:

As we age, our balance can become a little wobbly. Custom orthotics provide targeted support that corrects foot misalignments, improving stability and reducing the risk of falls – a major concern for seniors.

They Manage and Reduce Chronic Pain:

From nagging plantar fasciitis to throbbing arthritis, foot pain can put a damper on even the simplest activities. Orthotics cushion pressure points, distribute weight evenly and reduce inflammation.

They Improve Posture:

Poor foot posture can adversely affect your entire body. Custom orthotics realign your feet with your skeletal system, improving posture and preventing a cascade of aches and soreness.

For tiny trailblazers and younger folks, orthotics can correct growth problems, reduce discomfort, and manage gait.

Growing Strong:

Kids' feet are constantly developing, and sometimes, that growth spurt can lead to imbalances or improper arch development. Custom orthotics gently guide developing feet into proper alignment, preventing future problems.

Pain-Free Play:

Whether it's a budding ballerina or a soccer superstar, foot pain can sideline even the most enthusiastic youngsters. Orthotics can address issues like flat feet or Sever’s disease, allowing kids to run, jump, and play without discomfort.

Kickstart Confidence:

For kids with growing pains or development problems, self-consciousness can creep in. Orthotics boost confidence by improving gait and any related concerns pertaining to it.

Want to learn more about what orthotics can do for you? Contact Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling us at 425-455-0936. 

Dr. Hubert Lee

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