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Treatment for flat foot - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   my son is having flat foot. everyday he is suffering with leg pain.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   age-10yrs,male,student
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when does he have this problem?
User :   for the past three years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was there any illness or trauma then?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how did it develop?
User :   what is the remedy
Doctor :   was it spontaneous? did it evolve slowly?
Doctor :   it would depend on the cause
User :   while he plays
Doctor :   there are some medical modalities of treatment
User :   please tell me them
Doctor :   you can make him wear arch supports
Doctor :   with his hsoes
Doctor :   shoes
Doctor :   Commonly called foot orthotics
User :   u mean what type of shoes
Doctor :   these are special suports that have to be worn inside the shoe
User :   u mean is it like a sponze
Doctor :   if he is overweight, he should go for weight loss
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is much more firmer than a sponge
Doctor :   was he evaluated by an orthopedician?
User :   is this problem permanantely persists
User :   no
Doctor :   that depends on the cause
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you first visit an orthopedician
User :   ok
Doctor :   to identify the cause he needs to be physically examined
Doctor :   then after an xray has been taken
Doctor :   the extent of the problem can be known
Doctor :   once the cause and extent has been determined
Doctor :   then the treatment can be decided upon
Doctor :   some problems can be corrected with braces and supports
User :   braces means
Doctor :   if not then corrective surgery
Doctor :   supports
User :   ok
Doctor :   the corrective surgery can permanently correct the deformity
User :   ok thanq
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   after physical examination all these aspects can be decided upon
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Doctor :   please confirm your details
User :   yes
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes
User :   ok thanq
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you are welcome
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