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9/21 15:09:15

   i've been experiencing a lot of back pain and heel pain lately.  i think it has something to do with my flat feet.  i try to wear arch support cushions when i can, but i wear sandals most of the time, so i really don't use those cushions often.  i just wanted to know if there was such a thing as surgery for flat feet.  i just want to have a natural arch in my feet, b/c i think that type of correction can really relieve a lot of the pain that i've been going through.  if there is such a thing, do you have any idea about how much that can cost and if most insurance companies would cover it? thanks!  

There is a surgery, but it isn't a good surgery. You are much better off with custom made orthoitcs and custom made sandalls that have orthoitcs built in. Go to  and click on the sandalls for info on them.

 Surgery is a treatment of last resort.  It doesn't always work out correctly, and if it doesn't you can wind up much worse off that you are now.   I don't do that type of surgery, but I would imagine it would cost in the neighborhood of $4,000 - 5,000 for each foot.  You probably would need the custom made orthotics after the surgery anyway

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