Advanced Flat Foot Surgery and Treatment
Many people with flat feet do not experience pain or other problems. When pain in the foot, ankle, or lower leg does occur, especially in children, the feet should be evaluated. The experts at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists have treated thousands of patients with this condition and know how to fix flat feet and prevent future problems. Whether it is a flat foot surgery or a treatment plan, we have the experience to get you back on the move successfully.
There are a number of reasons a patient may have flat fleet, but if surgery is needed, it is a relatively simple procedure to correct the flat foot or feet.
Arch Supports for Flat Feet
Flat feet are a common condition of the foot structure, and sometimes can be corrected in infants and toddlers, prior to walking, the longitudinal arch is not developed, and flat feet are normal. Most feet are flexible and an arch appears when children begin standing on their toes. The arch continues to develop throughout childhood, and by adulthood most people have developed normal arches.
In many cases, we can craft arch supports for flat feet (orthotics) to help. A full examination from one of our experts will determine the best course of treatment for you. We work with you to help understand the problem and take steps to correct it. We are here to help and typically there is more than one course of treatment to help solve your issue.
How a “Flat Foot” Occurs
Flat feet are generally associated with pronation, a leaning inward of the ankle bones toward the center line. Shoes of children who pronate, when placed side by side, will lean toward each other (after they have been worn long enough for the foot position to remodel their shape).
Painful progressive flat foot, refers to inflammation of a tendon inside a foot. This condition arises when the tendon becomes inflamed, stretched, or torn. Left untreated, it may lead to severe disability and chronic pain. People are predisposed to tibialis posterior tendonitis if they have flat feet or an abnormal attachment of the tendon to the bones in the midfoot.