The Pediatric Night Brace
A Crucial Component of the The Mikki Device™
Treats Sever's Disease & Pediatric Toe Walking
The Mikki Device Pediatric Night Brace, is a lightweight and comfortable orthotic boot specially designed to address two common foot conditions in children: toe walking and Sever’s disease. As an integral part of the Mikki Device kit, this innovative night splint is suitable for children aged 5 to 18, and it works in conjunction with other components of the kit to promote healthy foot development and alleviate discomfort.
The Mikki Device™ is a custom shoe orthotic cast specifically from your child’s foot. These custom orthotics fit into your child’s shoes or cleats, and allow them to resume sports and running activities without heel pain.
Why the Pediatric Night Brace is an Essential Part of the Mikki Device Kit
The Mikki Device kit offers a comprehensive solution to effectively treat foot conditions that can impact a child’s mobility and comfort. The Pediatric Night Brace plays a crucial role in this treatment plan by providing targeted support for the following conditions:
Toe Walking: For children who exhibit idiopathic toe gait (toe walking), the Pediatric Night Brace is recommended to be worn for 6 to 12 months, 7 to 8 hours each night. It gently stretches and aligns the foot, helping to correct toe walking behavior.
Sever’s Disease: For children with acute or chronic Sever’s disease, the Pediatric Night Brace is recommended to be worn for 6 to 8 weeks, 7 to 8 hours each night. It provides passive stretching of the Achilles tendon, reducing heel pain and inflammation.
The breathable fabric and padded liner of the splint ensure a comfortable and secure fit, making it easier for children to adhere to the treatment plan. Please note that the night brace for Sever’s is not intended for ambulation (walking) and should only be worn while the child is resting or sleeping.
Pediatric Night Brace Sizes
The Pediatric Night Brace is available in 8 sizes to ensure the perfect fit for your child’s feet. Measure your child’s foot length and use the size chart below to select the appropriate brace size. The brace should fit snugly against the heel and ankle without causing discomfort. Please refer to the application instructions for how to properly secure the brace straps. Our braces are designed to be universal for left or right feet. Contact us if you need help selecting the right size.
Pediatric Night Brace Sizing Chart:
- Toddler: Up to 5 1⁄4”
- Child: Up to 6 1⁄4” Youth: Up to 6 3⁄4”
- Extra Small: Up to 7 3⁄4″
- Small: Up to 8 3⁄4”
- Medium: Up to 9 3⁄4”
- Large: Up to 10 3⁄4”
- Extra Large: Up to 11 3⁄4″
Proper Wearing of the Brace
Proper brace fit is important for achieving results and your child’s comfort. Please follow these instructions when applying your Pediatric Night Brace:
- Unfasten the 3 front straps
- While seated, position your child’s foot onto the foot plate with the heel to the back.
- Secure the straps firmly without overtightening. The brace should fit snugly but not cause pain.
- Some toes may extend past the brace – this is normal as long as the heel is fitted securely.
The Pediatric Night Brace is designed for overnight stretch and is not intended for walking.
Developed Under the Guidance of a Pediatric Podiatrist
Dr. Mikkel Jarman is a Pediatric Podiatrist that specializes in the treatment of Sever’s disease in children. Dr. Jarman received his doctorate degree in Podiatric Medicine from The New York College of Podiatric Medicine, is a member of the American Podiatric Association, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, American College of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics, and was awarded the Master HyProCure surgeon in June 2020. Dr. Jarman has researched and published a paper on Podiatry Today titled, “Can Early Correction Of Hyperpronation Help Prevent Secondary Deformities?”.