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surgery for a 10 yr old?

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Old 09-19-2007, 07:48 PM   #1
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surgery for a 10 yr old?

My daughter started complaining about her knees, ankles and feet hurting around the age eight. She could not walk very long without a lot of pain. And just forget bike riding or any sport for any length of time. Her feet are flat. So far, that is all they are saying.

Her Dr. put her in orthopedics and ankle braces. This has been for the past four months. While there has been some improvement. There is still quite a bit of pain after 30 mins of activity.

He has mentioned surgery for her to have an arch.

Anyone have any advice? Is there any websites or other boards to gather information as it relates to children?

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Old 10-06-2007, 11:21 AM   #2
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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!

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