The 7 Most Important Things To Know About Foot And Ankle Pain: #3

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The 7 Most Important Things To Know About Foot And Ankle Pain: #3

#3- Growing Pains In Children Is Mostly A Myth

Did you know that “Growing Pains” are extremely rare? There are some people who believe they don’t exist at all. In our experience, the children who were referred to us with a diagnosis of growing pains were pain-free from a simple solution we use every day.

So, what is the cause of this pain in kid’s legs that is coined “growing pains.” The vast majority of the time it’s caused by the feet. It’s rather shocking how fast kids feel great again when we address the foot condition.

Most often, the child will have flat feet. This puts strain on the leg muscles, which causes pain. Orthotics (custom arch supports) is the answer. Almost 100% of the time, when orthotics are used for leg pain in kids, the pain disappears quickly.

We have had kids who couldn’t play sports or keep up with their friends playing in the neighborhood, return to those activities once they started wearing orthotics. You can’t imagine the joy the parents and grandparents felt, first knowing that the condition wasn’t serious, and second, seeing their child active again.  

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