How To Treat Flat Feet

How To Treat Flat Feet

One easy way to tell if you have flexible flat feet is to wet your feet and stand on a flat surface. If your foot falls all the way to the floor, there won’t be any gap in your footprint. Arch abnormalities do not always cause pain and discomfort, but oftentimes a poorly-supported arch can lead to knee, hip, and back problems. People who have untreated flat feet are more likely to develop bunions, hammertoes, and have Achilles tendon and calf muscle issues.

Some symptoms of flat feet include the following:

A physical exam will be performed by your foot doctor to determine the severity of your flat feet.

A computerized gait analysis can be done to check for overpronation and imaging studies may also be needed.

Treatments for flat feet include the following:

If you need help treating flat feet, see your foot doctor for an evaluation. Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX is a board-certified and highly experienced podiatrist who has helped people suffering from all types of foot and ankle injuries and deformities. From bunions to diabetic foot problems, sports injuries and fungal nails, you can trust that Dr. Nelson and his staff are wholeheartedly devoted to your foot health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.

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