Podiatrist Dr. Ali Sadrieh fits 2-and-a-half-year-old Madison with a pair of custom-made orthotics to properly align her feet, knees and hips and correct her intoed feet.
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Customized Orthotics for Child Feet Alignment Dr. Travis Stork: Let’s meet Madison. Dr. Jim Sears: Hi Madison, how are you doing? Can I get a five? Madison: How about my Barney too? Dr. Jim Sears: Oh, Barney gets a five also. That’s good. Dr. Travis Stork: So are you ready to try some shoes? So these are the shoes right? Dr. Ali Sadrieh: Yeah, so the orthotic has to fit inside the shoe nice and stable so it can actually control the subtalar. And I’ll give this one to Dr. Sears. Dr. Jim Sears: Here come your new shoes, alright. Dr. Ali Sadrieh: And so this will control the subtalar joint when she walks so that as she walks, this flexible bones which we’ve talked about are mostly cartilaginous, it will start to grow in the correct direction like bracing a tree when you first plant it. It impresses the foot to grow in the correct direction as she grows. Dr. Jim Sears: Well, that is pretty. Dr. Travis Stork: Let’s try this out. So the whole thing is insert and no need for long- term either surgery, anything greater than just inserts until her legs are fully developed. Dr. Ali Sadrieh: That is correct. It’s very important to follow-up frequently -- we’ll see the patient every couple of months in the first year until we have definitive changes on the X-rays and then we’ll see them every six months and then we’ll see them every year. So we’ll watch the deformity actually developed out of the foot, very effective treatment. Dr. Travis Stork: Thank you sir, thank you Beverly. Dr. Ali Sadrieh: Welcome. Dr. Travis Stork: Thank you Madison.
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