A 23-year-old female asked:
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have flat feet and think i have knock knees don't want to go the doctors as feel i'm wasting their time, is there anything i can do??

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You won't waste: Your time or theirs at all. Orthotics are helpful in this condition as a conservative option.
Answered on Mar 9, 2015
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Usually foot support: If you have fatigue or pain, and you are already wearing appropriate shoes, foot supports (orthoses) can be helpful in reducing abnormal flattening of the arches (pronation) which can cause increased strain on the insides of the knees. See a podiatrist for further evaluation.
Answered on Apr 23, 2016
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
AMEN! If you do not want to go to your regular doctor, at least see a Podiatrist as you will get care that is immediately helpful and that will prevent long term worsening problems related to your condition. Not treating can eventually lead to a lot of secondary problems in your feet,legs hips and back.
Dec 3, 2014

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