Foot Orthotics for Children

12-18 months

The structure of the foot is primarily soft cartilage, usually not strong enough to support the body

Learning to stand

Cartilage rapidly develops into bone

2-6 years

Early weight-bearing years where the legs and feet go through several stages of development

2 years

The bowed legs and “toed-in” feet of infancy straighten out as the child begins to walk.

3 years

A knock-kneed, toed-in stance may develop as a result of formal skeletal growth

6 years  

The major structures of the foot are fully developed and resemble the adult foot

7 years

The knock-kneed, toed-in appearance and the child’s feet and legs usually straighten out by age six or                                                             seven


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