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The Best Shoes for Back-to-School

It’s that time of year again – the last month of the summer and time to get your children ready to go back to school! The back-to-school season may be painful for some students, but it does not need to involve achy and painful feet.

Avoid Flip-Flops

Flip-flops are the summer footwear of choice for many students. But while these sandals are inexpensive and stylish, they do not cushion or support the foot, often leading to pain and biomechanical problems. Heel pain and arch pain rank among the most common complaints among students who wear flip-flops all summer.

Other flip-flop foot problems students can take back to school include inflammation of the Achilles tendon, painful pinched nerves, sprained ankles, broken or sprained toes and bones of the feet, cuts, scrapes, plantar warts, athlete’s foot and callus buildup on the heels and toes.

The Benefits of Custom Foot Orthotics

Custom foot orthotics are shoe inserts that are fabricated specifically for the individual’s needs to correct certain ailments. They reduce stress and strain on body tissues by ensuring proper biomechanical alignment, reducing the impact of forces that occur during the gait cycle. When used in conjunction with appropriate and supportive footwear, a foot orthotic can be effective in helping to treat a number of foot and lower limb conditions. Custom foot orthotics are fabricated by a certified orthotist and provide the necessary orthotic treatment for your child. 

Reducing Foot Pain in Kids

By reducing or eliminating your student’s foot pain with simple treatment methods, including stretching exercises, ice, massage, anti-inflammatory medications, or custom inserts, your child will be ready for heading back to school.  

We are here to help you with your child’s back to school needs. Contact us for a complimentary assessment.  You can reach us via phone, email, or social media!

The Team at Custom Orthotics of London

(519) 850-4721 | office@customorthoticsoflondon.com | @ cool_bracing




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