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Does my 3 year old need a podiatrist?

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SpawningSalmon Thu 08-Jan-15 15:34:01

I have recently noticed that my 3 year old DD's ankles roll in a lot. I wore orthotics in my own shoes as a teen for ankles that roll in, and my problem was not as pronounced as DD's. Should I be taking her to a podiatrist for correction now and make buying shoes for her chubby little feet even harder?

MerdeAlor Thu 08-Jan-15 18:47:50

No, don't take her yet, she is too young for orthoses. They will just tell you to come back in a few years time or if she is in pain.
Instead put her in good quality leather shoes with stiff sides that will hold and support her foot.

SpawningSalmon Fri 09-Jan-15 20:06:10

Ok thanks. I will hold off for now.

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