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2 1/2 yr old flat foot and femoral torsion

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  • Posted By: jknichola
  • February 23, 2007
  • 03:14 AM

I have a 2 1/2 yr old son who is very knock kneed. When I showed the doctor he noticed that he is also very flat footed. Don't know if one is causing the other. He referred us to a podiatrist to start. He said the flat foot is severe enough for a corrective insert but said he also has a femoral torsion. Said braces are not very effective just don't let him sleep on his tummy and make him sit indian style. I looked up FT and it talks about patients being toe-in he is not. When he runs his arch almost faces foreward. I am concerned and confused. He seems to be getting worse by the day. Anyone have a suggestion?

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  • I'm not sure what femoral torsion is but my daughter was diagnosed as being flat footed and having a wide foot. I became concerned when she had difficulty putting her feet together and standing up straight. Her doctor gave a referral to Children's Hospital where we waited 1 year for an appointment. The doctor told us that she was flat footed and that there is really nothing that can be done about it. She suggested exercises to strengthen her arches. We were warned not to fall for podiatrists recommendations to purchase expensive inserts that cost hundreds of dollars. We were referred to http://www.hapads.com. I spent about $30 (as oppose to hundreds of dollars!) purchasing several different options for my daughter. We've found a couple that are comfortable for her. Hopefully this information will be beneficial to you and your son.
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    • September 22, 2008
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