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Is there anything you can do for flat feet besides orthotics?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If indicated based on physical exam, history, success or failure of previous treatments and etiology of the flat foot deformity, there are surgical options.

In brief: Yes
If indicated based on physical exam, history, success or failure of previous treatments and etiology of the flat foot deformity, there are surgical options.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Steven Simon
Also physical,therapy to strengthen toe flexors by toe curls and marble pick up by . The toes can assist.
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Most cases of congential flat feet are flexible and do not cause any problems, so no treatment is usually needed, including orthotics.
For flat feet that cause pain or fatigue, orthotics and/or physical therapy may help. In extreme cases surgery may be necessary, but surgical treatment of congential flat foot is a controversial area and should not be undertaken lightly.

In brief: Yes
Most cases of congential flat feet are flexible and do not cause any problems, so no treatment is usually needed, including orthotics.
For flat feet that cause pain or fatigue, orthotics and/or physical therapy may help. In extreme cases surgery may be necessary, but surgical treatment of congential flat foot is a controversial area and should not be undertaken lightly.
Dr. Mark Bromson
Dr. Mark Bromson
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There are a variety of treatment options, but they are tailored depending on many factors such as age of the patient, duration and severity of problem, underlying cause etc, .
To name a few.

In brief: Yes
There are a variety of treatment options, but they are tailored depending on many factors such as age of the patient, duration and severity of problem, underlying cause etc, .
To name a few.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
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