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So my almost three year old daughter seems to have inherited her daddy's feet. She is quite pigeon toed and very flat-footed. I wasn't letting it worry me until we took dh in to the podiatrist and he said that his knee injuries are likely caused by this (i have thought this for years) and also that his feet are the flattest he has ever seen <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> He rolls in very badly and so does dd. I looked at her shoes and they are noticeably sloped in.<br>
Does anyone here have experience with this?<br>
I'm wondering if there is anything we can do to prevent it. I'm trying to gather info before making an app't for her.
 

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My son has inserts in his shoes to help his arch develop. He also has in toeing but most doctors think that children out grow that on their own. He sees an orthopedist who prescribes the inserts. Good luck.
 

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My DD was born with slightly curbed, inward feet, but not severe enough to use corrective shoes or inserts (?) When she started to walk, it got a bit better, but got quite better after periodical chiropractor's visit. It is best to go now when the kid is growing. And again, at adolescent. I am careful to choose comfortable shoes for her, and she is always bear foot in the house (we have no carpet.) She seems to falls more easily than my son who's feet are not as severely curbed inward as hers. We also enrolled the kids to Karate class, hoping it will help somewhat.
 

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Thanks for the responses.<br>
She is actually very agile for her age; another reason I just wasn't that worried about it. I guess I'll take her in and see what they say.
 
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