Flat foot/overpronation surgery for kids/teens
DS, now 11 has had custom orthotics since age of 4. During this time, he has had to give up all sports, gym is a nightmare for him, can not walk or even be on his feet for longer than 15/20 minutes without pain. Any field trips require dosing him with pain meds before, during, and after the trip.
His life is going down the drain, and yet every single podiatrist and pediactric ortho we have seen lately just tells me he is doing well with the inserts and all he needs ios to lose weight and he will better off. Didn't have a weight problem until physical activity became non-existant.
Utterly disgusted with the medical community at this time! Being able to tolerate inserts is not "doing great"!
For those here, have you any suggestions? I have never found anyone to talk to who has this problem or been treated for it. Do I keep looking for an ortho until we find one to recommend surgery? or is what I'm being told, the accepted option? TIA, Lori