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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pediatric Flat Foot

Often, I would get a consult for pediatric flat foot / feet deformity from the pediatrician or concerned parent. General rule is that if the child has a flexible flat foot that  can be controlled with a true custom orthotic device such a UCBL (University of California Berkeley Labs) type orthotics and some Achilles stretching exercises then the child would just be monitored over the years.  If despite the conservative treatments above the child still has pain then surgical correction will be discussed.  Not all pediatric flat foot deformities require surgery only a small percentage would actually need corrective surgery.   Please refer to my post below about adult flat foot ,etc below for more information.

Part I

Part II discussion