6 doctors weighed in:
Do you really need to get surgery for having flat feet?
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Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Flatfeet
Not always. If u get pain relief with orthotics than u don't need to.
But if the pain your having is severe and u get no relief from any conservative care than surgery is an option.

In brief: Flatfeet
Not always. If u get pain relief with orthotics than u don't need to.
But if the pain your having is severe and u get no relief from any conservative care than surgery is an option.
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Dr. Rudolf Zak
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Its one option
But by no means the only option.
Nor is it always necessary. A low arched foot can be otherwise normal and, more importantly, painless. If the condition is severe and causes pain, it makes sense to use custom orthotics first to stabilize the foot and relieve pain. When there is pain and conservative measures fail, then surgery is to be considered a viable option. No pain? Don't operate.

In brief: Its one option
But by no means the only option.
Nor is it always necessary. A low arched foot can be otherwise normal and, more importantly, painless. If the condition is severe and causes pain, it makes sense to use custom orthotics first to stabilize the foot and relieve pain. When there is pain and conservative measures fail, then surgery is to be considered a viable option. No pain? Don't operate.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Dr. Brandon Macy
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In brief: Flat feet
No - as stated , orthotics can help tremendously.
If a doc is pushing a surgery agenda seek another opinion . Ask questions - lots of them . Good luck.

In brief: Flat feet
No - as stated , orthotics can help tremendously.
If a doc is pushing a surgery agenda seek another opinion . Ask questions - lots of them . Good luck.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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