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Old 07-27-2009, 05:48 AM   #1
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flat feet

i have flat feet and i have pains in my leg and ankle whenever i am doing sport or walking a long way i was wondering if i was a candidate for surgery on my flat feet

 
Old 07-27-2009, 09:06 PM   #2
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Re: flat feet

I would try orthotics in your shoes. Surgery is a very big deal and can have complications. You should go see a Podiatrist or Orthopedic Surgeon to get advice on orthotics and other non-surgery ideas before you consider surgery.

 
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:35 PM   #3
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Re: flat feet

Most doctors don't do surgery until many months of conservative treatments have been exhausted. This can include physical therapy, night splints, massages, orthotics, braces, casts, etc.

 
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Re: flat feet

My son had surgery and they put pins in both feet...very painful surgery and recovery
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