Common Foot Problems:
- Heel spurs
- Ingrown Toenails
- Foot Injuries
- Plantar Fascitis
- Flat feet
Flat feet (which are also called pes planus or fallen arches) is a medical condition causing the arch of the foot to collapse, with the entire sole of the foot coming into complete or near-complete contact with the floor.
Flexible flat foot is a very common disorder among children. Although the feet appear flat when the child is standing up, as soon as the child rises to his or her toes a slight arch appears. In most cases, as children grow older, the arches develop.
The majority of people with flat feet do not experience pain or other problems. However, if you do experience pain in the foot, ankle, or lower leg, especially in children, we recommend to be evaluated by one of our doctors.
Painful progressive flat foot, also known as tibialis posterior tendonitis or adult-acquired flatfoot, is a condition where the tendon of the tibialis posterior become inflamed, stretched, or torn. If this disorder is untreated, it may lead to difficulty in walking and chronic pain.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, icing, physical therapy, supportive taping, bracing, and orthotics are common treatments for painful progressive flatfoot. Surgery may be needed in some cases to restore normal foot function.
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