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feet turn outwards

I have a 13 year old son who walks on the outsides of his feet.  His shoes wear down incorrectlly and I am concerned it will cause problems later as an adult.  Would orthotics help?  What type of MD should he see?
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i would go see a podiatrist who specializes/treats pediatrics.  he needs a gait evaluation to determine what is causing the supination.   the hips, knees, and legs need to be evaluated to see if there is involvement.
orthotics can help if he has a flexible foot that allows for correction for supination to neutral.  i cant comment on the type of orthotic needed unless a gait evaluation was performed.
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