Our expert says:
Your paediatician is correct but I would be more agressive with the treatment
This problem is related to either habit or a tight calf muscle group, if it is habitual then stretching and boots are the answer, if it is a short calf or achilles tendon then you may need the services of a peadiatric orthoedic surgeon to use serial casts (plaster of paris) to stretch the muscle and tendon over a long time
My advice is to go see a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon as the longer you leave this the harder it will be to treat later, I would not follow a surgical treatment until you have failed completely with conservative treatments like serial casting
call the SA Orthopeadics association ( a Bloemfontein number)to get a paediatric orthopedic surgeon
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