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Splinting 4 Kids

Splints are medical devices that are worn on the foot or ankle to improve or maintain flexibility of a joint.
Splinting 4 kids

Splints may also help to immobilize a foot injury and provide rest while an injury heals. Some splints are designed to be worn overnight, providing a sustained stretch on soft tissues and tight muscles. Splints can either be pre-fabricated or custom-made, depending on the child’s individual problem.

Some common indications for the use of splinting in children include:

  • Juvenile bunions
  • Metatarsus adductus (i.e. a curved foot causing an intoed gait)
  • Toe walking
  • Curly toe deformities
  • Stress fractures or injuries

The benefits of splinting may include:

  • Increased joint flexibility
  • Improved foot posture and joint alignment
  • Reduced muscle tightness and joint stiffness
  • Reduced pain
  • Prevention or reduction of foot or toe deformity (eg: juvenile bunion, hammer toe)
  • To provide soft, cushioning support

When a splint is worn regularly and correctly, as prescribed, it can significantly improve your child’s foot posture, functional ability and comfort.

Bunion Splints
Night Stretching Splints
Metatarsus Adductus Splints
Curly Toe Splints
Silicone Splints

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