By Rebecca Scott, Southern Oregon Medical Directory 2018
Dr. Merrill and Dr. Gerber address foot pain in children and state that it's not normal and shouldn't be ignored but rather evaluated by a podiatrist. A non-invasive way to treat pain in pediatric patients is through either custom molded or pre-fabricated orthotics. Read this article where Dr. Gerber describes how he's able to conduct a biomechanical analysis, evaluate gait, and determine foot type to prescribe an effective and alternative to custom orthotics, called Little Steps.
Dr. Merrill addresses bunion surgery and the benefits to treating surgically to improve foot and shoe comfort.