Tuesday, October 24, 2017
   
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A flat foot is a structural deformity resulting in the lowering of the arch of the foot.  This is sometimes referred to as fallen arches.  A person with a flat foot or a highly arched foot that is fairly painful is in need of treatment.  People with flat feet may have ankle, knee, or low back pain.

 

CAUSES OF FLAT FEET:

  • Heredity.
  • Arthritis.
  • Trauma.
  • Musculoskeletal disorders.

 WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Wear supportive shoes.

 WHAT WILL A PODIATRIC PHYSICIAN DO FOR YOU?

  • Perform a physical examination and gait analysis.
  • Perform x-rays.
  • Prescribe custom orthotics.
  • Perform surgery as indicated.