What is littleSTEPS®?
LittleSTEPS® are specially designed prefabricated, semi-rigid foot orthotics for kids. They are used to treat flatfoot, gait problems and other musculoskeletal foot conditions that can make it difficult for your child to walk, run, or play sports. LittleSTEPS@ are made up of a thermoplastic material that provides the strength and support necessary for correcting foot abnormalities but is also soft to ensure comfort. They are available in various sizes to help deliver prescription-based foot correction.
Indications for littleSTEPS®
LittleSTEPS® can be used to treat:
- In-toeing gait
- Toe walking
- Growing bone pain
Foot abnormalities such as flatfoot can lead to
- Heel pain
- Poor muscle strength of the limb
- Problems with balance and coordination
- Improper posture
- Hip and knee pain
LittleSTEPS® can help address all of these issues.
How Does littleSTEPS® Work?
LittleSTEPS® consists of a semi-rigid shell that is designed to control foot and heel posture and provide arch support while standing and walking. It is worn inside any athletic shoe.
Features of littleSTEPS® include:
- Deep Heel Cup: To correct heel position and realign the Achilles tendon
- Deep Lateral and Medial Flanges: For proper alignment of the foot
- Medial Rearfoot Posting: For arch support
- Medial Skive: To control excessive foot pronation
LittleSTEPS® are available in several sizes ranging from toddler to youth/adult sizes. As your child grows, you will need to replace the orthotics for a proper fit. Your doctor will help you determine the appropriate size.
Advantages of Little Steps
LittleSTEPS® provides effective prescription-based foot correction and is cost-effective compared to custom orthotics.