Several diagnostic methods determine visible and invisible pathological abnormalities during the development of the foot or as a result of trauma. These are visual diagnostics, plantography, plantar scanning, and radiography.
Only orthopedist can prescribe a child to wear orthopedic shoes. In difficult cases, shoes are exclusively made in an orthopedic workshop or the medical department of a prosthetic company. Individual measurements are taken from both legs. Orthopedic shoes should correspond to the shape and size of the feet, be light, elastic, durable enough, and not deform during wear.
Pay attention to the following factors while buying ready-made orthopedic shoes:
- Buy footwear from well-known and large manufacturers such as Twiki, which take into account medical standards and recommendations in the production of footwear, and use certified materials that meet hygienic requirements.
- Buy shoes in specialized stores.
- It’s not recommended to wear shoes after another person: there’s no people that have identical foot structure.
- For each season, you should have at least 2 pairs of shoes, the shoes must be always dry and clean.
In cases of the fingers’ deformities or mild form of flat feet, you can use corrective products such as orthopedic insoles placed in ordinary shoes, which, thus, turn a simple pair of shoes into orthopedic ones.