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Should I see a specialist for flatfoot, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

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In brief: Specialist

A family physician may recognize a flat foot problem, but it would be unusual for them to have training in appropriate treatments.
There are just too many areas in medicine for one doctor to be an expert on everything. Podiatrists treat feet and ankles exclusively and are your best bet for treatment alternatives. Orthotics generally help. Occasionally surgery is needed.

In brief: Specialist

A family physician may recognize a flat foot problem, but it would be unusual for them to have training in appropriate treatments.
There are just too many areas in medicine for one doctor to be an expert on everything. Podiatrists treat feet and ankles exclusively and are your best bet for treatment alternatives. Orthotics generally help. Occasionally surgery is needed.
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Specialist

It would be best to see a specialist for treatment.

In brief: Specialist

It would be best to see a specialist for treatment.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Flat Foot

I would see a specialist...And orthopedic or podiatrist.

In brief: Flat Foot

I would see a specialist...And orthopedic or podiatrist.
Dr. Kevin Daus
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