flat foot in 11 year old

The man who makes my son’s arch support just told me my son was flat-footed. My son is 11 years old. He said here in Italy they do a surgery where they insert a screw to correct the problem. I will admit now that I have looked at my son’s feet, they do look flat, but he is a sportsman, and plays tennis daily. He never complains of pain. But maybe that is because I have always purchased supports for him. What is your opinion on the surgery option?

1 Comment found

    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    Without examining him, I can not give a valid medical opinion. I would have to say that of the large number of individuals who have flat feet, not every one is a candiidate for flatfoot surgery. If you are concerned, I suggest you have him examined by a podiatrist of orthopedist who specilaizes in the feet.


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