Flat feet and Finding a Podiatrist
I am a 16 year old boy and I have pretty bad flat feet. I have absolutely no arch whatsoever and there is a huge bump on the inner sides of my feet where the arches are supposed to be. My feet never fit my shoes and they get stretched out and widened whenever I wear em. Anyways, there are probably many people with flat feet here so I probably don't need to tell you about the soreness and the pains and stuff. For a while, I had no idea about implants and all that so I just stuck with these "custom" orthotics. I've been to several podiatrists/chiropractors over the years, and it's funny because I don't think any of them were legit because they all seemed to say that the guy I saw before him was a crook and was giving me shoddy orthotics. I live in southern California, around Pasadena/LA, and I was wondering how I could go about finding a trustworthy, reliable podiatrist who I can talk to about implants and surgery.