Bella wanted to share that she been wearing her Inserts for a while now and they are Chickmuncks. They look like they are apart of her shoe and no one needs to know she is wearing them.
Bella had to break them in for the first few days but she is doing amazing and the inserts are helping her walk better. Bella insert help her with her running wearing her inserts has helped with her running as there is less impact when she lands on her feet the inserts absorb the sock form the feet hitting the ground when she runs. I have noticed how proud and tall she is walking around in them a big change over something so tiny I guess that's why they call them chickmuncks. As you can see from the picture when the inserts are in you can not notice a thing different about Bella or her shoes.
Children's special health covers one pair but the cost for these are inexpensive I found a pair online here https://cascadedafo.com/products/chipmunk
The shoes we buy for Bella we get at a place locally called little chicks that link is here.
https://www.facebook.com/LittleChickShoeShopInc/ here is their Facebook page I was not able to find their website.
Bella needs a high arch shoe and the New balance line is perfect for her feet issues. Since we invested in a great pair of shoes and the inserts there has been a lot less ankle feet pain. The Physical therapist we took Bella too a few years ago suggested that we shop at little chicks and now we never buy her shoes any where else.
The price is a bit more then what we would pay for a 10 year olds shoes because she out grows them so fast but the store gives a year warrenty on wear and tear I love their customer service small store so they provide a lot of one on one they are there to help pick out the perfect pair of shoes for your child in your budget. New balance are a bit higher end in the price range but a quality shoe makes all the difference. I buy two pairs of shoes for her at a time. They even put in regular inserts but because Bella now has these Afo inserts we dont need to use the older pair. When Bella was younger Bella had to wear leg braces and over time she has grown has done a ton of Ot and Pt and is doing so much better with treatment than with out treatment. The only problem is we have to miss school one day a week in order to attend these visits for treatment. It has been a struggle staying on top of home work but we have manage to do okay and in the end her physical health has been improving. Bella still has some leg pains but over time and as we continue to do Ot and Pt things are working out for Bella really well with backflen being a huge help for night time leg pains Bella used to wake up crying and screaming in pain. Sometimes she still does but with some lotion and rubbing the knots out has helped. Bella wanted to do a video for you guys of us working the knots out but I don't know how well I can hold a camera and rub her knots in her legs out.
I wanted to share because leg pains and 22q is common among some of the kids I mentor and and a few parents online have wanted to know what we do for Bella and her leg pains. Bella leg pains are caused from a mild form of Cp you can learn about cp here on this website.
Bella has a mild form of spastic cp that effects her lower legs.
on top of the cp she has 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. DiGeorge syndrome and a few other health issues that go along with having a piece of genetic material missing
to learn what 22q is check out the 22q foundation webpage were we have been featured on a few dozen times.
We are always willing to talk open about any issues and answer any questions you may have.
Thank you for reading and letting Bella share the inserts she has she has a desire to help other kids like I do who have 22q together we are getting the word out one page view at a time
until next time friends be kind to each other always