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Anyone else's kid's feet roll inwards?

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blinks Mon 22-Nov-10 22:04:36

have bene noticing that DD (5) has feet that roll in alot when walking and her shoes always wear away on the inside really quickly.

is it just a straight forward referral from GP? i'm guessing shoe inserts?

SherbetDibDab Mon 22-Nov-10 22:06:17

My ds is like this.
GP referred us to the podiatrist who perscribed shoe inserts.

lucykate Mon 22-Nov-10 22:06:20

yes, my dd's do the same. she is flat footed. we went to gp, gp referred her and she's now got arch supports. feet much better and she walks straighter.

MarshaBrady Mon 22-Nov-10 22:08:36

Ds has insoles,fitted and moulded to foot by orthopaedic Dr.

How are your dd's knees? Ds has had pain due to inward rolling foot.

blinks Mon 22-Nov-10 22:11:57

podiatrist! that's the feckin word i was searching for. have brain rot today...

great. insoles/arch supports sound good. did it take long to get the appt? how long did it take to make a difference?

DD's knees seem ok and no mention of pain when walking but leg pain in the morning sometimes that i put down to growing pains...

blinks Mon 22-Nov-10 22:13:24

oh and how often do they need to change the insoles if their feet are growing all the time?

so many questions!

hogshead Mon 22-Nov-10 22:15:56

in some areas you might be referred to an Orthotist rather than podiatrist depending on commissioning etc. A medial arch support will usually last a size change but they should recall you to check

MarshaBrady Mon 22-Nov-10 22:17:39

Yes ds pain in the middle of might rather than when walking (although he would get tired).

But he has v skinny legs and quite bad rolling / flat foot so probably affects him a bit. Seems to have improved with insoles.

Took a few weeks. We change every few shoe changes. Although have been waiting ages for app...

blinks Mon 22-Nov-10 22:22:37


i'll get on the case this week then. thanks lovely ladies.

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