Friday, June 4, 2010

Magic Shoes

Nathan has a severe instep. His left foot is actually shaped a lot like a "C". He was born with it that way, although it wasn't that apparent to us or his doctors. But the more he's walked with it, the more it's bowed out. Had it been spotted when he was younger they would have put two casts on his feet. But since he is walking and.. well running.. he had to get "special shoes". Magic shoes. He didn't like them at first. Once we got in the car he figured out how to take them off. But after having them on for a bit when out grocery shopping, he has taken to them more. Once we got home, they came right off. Which is normal for him. I was told to start out letting him wear the shoes an hour a day and slowly work our way up to wearing them all day and even during the night. I am not really sure how well that will go. But we'll see. We were told it could take up to a year to get his feet pointing in the right direction. And I am assuming that is with him wearing them often and properly. I hope he handles it all well.


Dana said...

I had magic shoes when I was a baby.. I guess they worked okay.. I ran track all through high school and a year in college.

Tiffany Lockette said...

My husband had to wear those magic shoes when he was a little boy and he turned out fine, just annoying, I'm sure. Hugs