Re: surgery for a 10 yr old?
Hi, did the doctor tell you the diagnosis? I had the same problems like your daughter when I was young. I start to get pain just walking for a while and I need to rest frequently. I also have feet problems and my doctor wants me to have surgery but my Dad doesn't agree. My doctor will continue to monitor my condition for any progression.
Your daughter is still young and foot surgery is never simple. Try all conservative methods before resorting to surgery.
Orthotics can help with her flat feet. If that particular orthotic doesn't help, maybe another professional will make one that is more suitable. Does she go for physiotherapy? They can train her to do exercises that help strengthen the leg and feet muscles. Hope your daughter will get better!