What are the symptoms of flat feet?
Flat feet, also known as fallen arches, can lead to discomfort and pain in the feet, knees, hips, and lower back due to the asymmetry that develops. Some people with flat feet may experience little to no pain, while others may experience symptoms like feet tiring easily, painful or achy feet, especially in the areas of the arches and heels, swollen inside bottom of your feet, difficulty in foot movement, such as standing on your toes, and back and leg pain.
What causes flat feet?
Flat feet can be caused by a variety of factors including stretched or torn tendons, obesity, hereditary factors, broken or dislocated bones, damage or inflammation of the posterior tibial tendon (PTT), arthritic conditions, and nerve problems.
What are the treatment options for flat feet?
At Modern Foot & Ankle, our skilled podiatrists develop a personalized treatment plan based on the severity and progression of your flat feet. Treatment options include conservative methods like rest and ice, stretching exercises, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, custom-molded orthotics, and bracing. In some instances, surgical intervention is required, and our doctors will evaluate your condition to find the appropriate corrective procedure.
When should I seek medical attention for flat feet?
Flat feet are a progressive problem, meaning they tend to get worse with time and often do not resolve on their own. If pain persists, it is essential to seek podiatric medical attention. Early diagnosis and proper medical care can significantly improve mobility and quality of life for patients with flat feet.
Why should I choose Modern Foot & Ankle for flat feet care?
At Modern Foot & Ankle, we are dedicated to providing exceptional, patient-centered care for a variety of foot and ankle conditions, including flat feet. Our team of skilled podiatrists and surgeons utilize the latest techniques and technology to deliver effective treatments that reduce pain, improve function, and restore mobility.
What is the recovery process like after flat feet treatment?
The recovery process after flat feet treatment varies depending on the severity of the condition and the type of treatment administered. For conservative treatments like rest, ice, and physical therapy, patients may see improvement in a matter of weeks. For more invasive treatments like surgery, the recovery process may take several months. Our team at Modern Foot & Ankle will guide you through the recovery process and provide personalized care to ensure the best possible outcome.