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What type of foot doctor do I go to bring my daughter and son, whose feet are really flatfooted and i'm concern that it may cause severe abnormalities later on when they grow up. I went to some orthotics companies who prescribed them braces/insoles which

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Review with your DR

Flat foot appearance in kids is common and may never bring symptoms in their lifetime.
The transition through the teen years will give them a larger frame and muscle mass, requiring them to carry a relatively larger mass on their feet.At this point, symptoms may become evident & show the need for orthotics. I have seen little benefit over several decades in pretreating.

In brief: Review with your DR

Flat foot appearance in kids is common and may never bring symptoms in their lifetime.
The transition through the teen years will give them a larger frame and muscle mass, requiring them to carry a relatively larger mass on their feet.At this point, symptoms may become evident & show the need for orthotics. I have seen little benefit over several decades in pretreating.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Podiatrist

Podiatrist or orthopedist specializing in foot and ankle.
They will likely discuss with you both conservative and surgical treatment options. Depending on the deformity, there maybe a simple procedure where a tiny implant is placed in the foot to realign the foot and restore the arch.

In brief: Podiatrist

Podiatrist or orthopedist specializing in foot and ankle.
They will likely discuss with you both conservative and surgical treatment options. Depending on the deformity, there maybe a simple procedure where a tiny implant is placed in the foot to realign the foot and restore the arch.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Podiatrist

A podiatrist that will be able to assist you.
We see and treat pediatric flat foot commonly. Some of us have special interest and training in pediatric conditions. Visit www.Acfap.Org for a list or www.Apma.Org or www.Acfas.Org.

In brief: Podiatrist

A podiatrist that will be able to assist you.
We see and treat pediatric flat foot commonly. Some of us have special interest and training in pediatric conditions. Visit www.Acfap.Org for a list or www.Apma.Org or www.Acfas.Org.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: A podiatrist!

Podiatrists are specialists of the foot and ankle.
We do surgery (bunions, hammertoes, ankle fractures, etc.), wound care for diabetics or trauma patients, treat athlete's foot and toenails fungus, ingrown toenails, tendinitis, sports injuries, birth defects or deformities, bracing and orthotics--just about anything affecting the foot or ankle.

In brief: A podiatrist!

Podiatrists are specialists of the foot and ankle.
We do surgery (bunions, hammertoes, ankle fractures, etc.), wound care for diabetics or trauma patients, treat athlete's foot and toenails fungus, ingrown toenails, tendinitis, sports injuries, birth defects or deformities, bracing and orthotics--just about anything affecting the foot or ankle.
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Clive Segil
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Paediatric Orthopedi

Paediatric orthopaedic surgeon.

In brief: Paediatric Orthopedi

Paediatric orthopaedic surgeon.
Dr. Clive Segil
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Flat foot

The best choice is your podiatrist.
We are trained in exactly this . Orthotics companies don't prescribe orthotics - only a ohysician can prescribe them. By narrowing your focus to your podiatrist they will help allay your confusion and guide you appropriately. Best of luck.

In brief: Flat foot

The best choice is your podiatrist.
We are trained in exactly this . Orthotics companies don't prescribe orthotics - only a ohysician can prescribe them. By narrowing your focus to your podiatrist they will help allay your confusion and guide you appropriately. Best of luck.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Flat feet in young children up to age 3 are normal.
Even in older children, flat feet seldom cause any serious problem.

In brief: See below

Flat feet in young children up to age 3 are normal.
Even in older children, flat feet seldom cause any serious problem.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Rx from your Doctor

Prescription for custom orthoces should be written by your doctor after having examined you.

In brief: Rx from your Doctor

Prescription for custom orthoces should be written by your doctor after having examined you.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: May need orthotics

See a podiatrist for a recommendation on if orthotics could be right for you.
If you want to try an over-the-coubter product first, try spenco total support. http://www.spenco.com/products/footcare/total-support-insoles insoles. All podiatrists are trained in this type of service, you don't necessarily need to find one who is board certified in surgery just for orthotics.

In brief: May need orthotics

See a podiatrist for a recommendation on if orthotics could be right for you.
If you want to try an over-the-coubter product first, try spenco total support. http://www.spenco.com/products/footcare/total-support-insoles insoles. All podiatrists are trained in this type of service, you don't necessarily need to find one who is board certified in surgery just for orthotics.
Dr. David Hettinger
Dr. David Hettinger
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In brief: Foot surgeon

Go to www.Foophysicians.
Com and find a board certified podiatric foot and ankle surgeon in your area. Then ask about their experience with kids.

In brief: Foot surgeon

Go to www.Foophysicians.
Com and find a board certified podiatric foot and ankle surgeon in your area. Then ask about their experience with kids.
Dr. Marybeth Crane
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