Are you experiencing pain when you are walking, running or even when standing for long periods of time? Does one or both of your feet feel unusually fatigued after periods of activity? Have you noticed that you are frequently rolling your ankle? You could be suffering from a common condition known as flat feet, sometimes referred to as fallen arches, which can develop in childhood or as an adult.
If this condition is persistent, it is time to schedule an appointment with the doctors of podiatric medicine at the offices of The DOCS. Our podiatrist is a highly trained specialist in all aspects of the foot and ankle, with many years of experience in helping our patients regain pain-free mobility. We have the expertise and technology to perform an assessment to diagnose whether you have this common injury. Treating flat feet early is of utmost importance, and can mean avoiding surgery later on.
Among adults, flat feet develop when one of the main supporting tendons of the foot becomes weak or has been injured, causing a loss of support for the foot’s arch. The foot becomes swollen with pain occurring on either the inside or the outside of the foot and ankle. Arthritis may develop over time. While flat feet are normal among children as their bones and joints mature, they do not always outgrow the problem and may experience a variety of conditions if their arches do not develop properly.
The podiatrist at the offices of The DOCS are a physician and surgeon who will conduct a comprehensive evaluation before recommending treatment that may include orthotics, bracing, medication, modified footwear or physical therapy. Our attentive staff will ensure that you and your family are comfortable as you receive the highest level of care. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today for an appointment.
By The DOCS - Podiatry
June 21, 2021
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