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We Treat Flat Feet

Millions of people suffer from flat feet in the United States. While this seems like a simple condition, it can actually be very painful and make it difficult to stand for long periods of time. In some situations, this condition begins during early childhood because the arches do not develop properly.

Sustaining an injury can also cause flat feet as can normal wear and tear from getting older. People can receive a diagnosis for flat feet at any stage of their life. Anyone with this condition should see a foot doctor in our office for treatment.

TREATING FLAT FEET

There are ways to treat flat feet. Many of them are simple and non-invasive and will work well when done on a regular basis. One of the more common treatments that patients use is to wear arch supports. We can create custom arch supports and have the patient wear them on a daily basis.

All patients need to do is place them inside of their shoes. There are also ways to design special shoes for a specific patient that have more structure and are very effective at creating more of an arch. Other solutions include regular stretching and exercises that help change the structure of the foot or at least alleviate the discomfort.

SIGNS TO WATCH FOR

Some signs that a patient has problems with their feet and should seek treatment include:

One the most basic of symptoms is stiffness in the feet or overall soreness. However, most patients also experience pain in other areas of the body in addition to foot pain.

DIAGNOSING THE CONDITION

Fortunately, diagnosing flat feet is relatively easy. We can watch a patient stand and walk, then physically examine their feet. Sometimes, taking an X-ray or an MRI scan is necessary but this is rare. In general, we can diagnose this condition relatively quickly and recommend non-invasive treatment to help a patient become more comfortable.

Anyone who feels like they have flat feet should trust their instincts. We have found that patients generally know if there is an issue with their feet and even have a general idea of what that is. Trusting a self-diagnosis is not wise if it replaces a doctor visit. However, it can be beneficial to keep an eye out for symptoms or abnormalities and schedule an appointment.

With that in mind, anyone who is experiencing discomfort with their feet or lower body should call our office to find out if flat feet could be the underlying issue. If it is, we can make treatment recommendations and begin providing solution-oriented care. This way, our patients begin to feel better right away.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT RIGHT AWAY

It is important to do this as soon as possible because the condition can worsen with time and so can the pain that it causes. For help with your feet, call our office today.

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