As a parent pain in your child’s legs can often be slumped under the category of growing pains however, pain in your child legs is often associated with over use of the muscular structures of the lower limb.
When conservative measures like heat, stretching and massage are not providing the relief needed to decrease your child’s symptoms, it’s time to consider the structure of the foot and lower limb. Abnormal foot biomechanics such as having an arch that is too flat (pronated) or too high (supinated) places excess strain and stress on the structures of the foot and lower limb. This can result in fatiguing of the muscular structures of the lower limb and cause pain and discomfort to be experienced.
Orthotics therapy is effective in controlling the foot and lower limb into the ideal neutral position to relieve the excess stress and strain placed upon the body. Orthotics are often used in conjunction with heat, massage and low dosage anti-inflammatories to reduce the pain experienced by your child.