Get Your Flat Feet Treated Today!
Flat feet is a common foot disorder that alters the structure of your feet such that their arches disappear. This can happen over time, usually starting during the teenage years, or it could occur due to PTTD (Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction).
Other factors that might support the onset of flat feet include: excessive weight gain, foot injuries, poorly shaped shoes, age, and even arthritis.
A flat foot may not always be painful; however, if it is, the following could occur:
Loss of flexibility in the foot
Pain in the heels
Discomfort in movement
At Foot and Ankle Associates, LLP, we recommend that you seek immediate treatment rather than delaying or overlooking this condition. Here are a few measures that may be adopted to prevent the process from aggravating:
Using arch supports or appropriate foot braces
Wearing custom orthotic insert devices
Physical therapy to keep your foot structure intact
Massaging and applying compression
Ice application to reduce swelling
Selecting appropriate and supportive footwear
In severe cases, when remedial efforts do not prove fruitful, or if the arch of the foot cannot be restored, our experts may suggest surgery to relieve the patients from pain and discomfort.
Consult with our podiatrists Dr. Albert Iannucci, Dr. Katherine Sydnor, Dr. Richard Conti, Dr. Victor Nippert, Dr. Sharon Anghel, and Dr. Geoffrey Schilling before opting for any foot reconstruction surgery. Not only will they examine your feet and identify the source of this deformity, but they will also carry out the most suitable treatment accordingly and advise ways to avoid long term damage to your feet.
Feel free to visit our offices located at West Grove, Garnet Valley, Kennett Square, PA and Newark, Greenville, DE or call us to schedule an appointment. Our foot experts can help you determine the right course of action that best suits your foot condition. In addition, our specialists are experienced in treating a range of other foot related conditions like bunions, bone fractures, fungal infections, foot joint issues and more. Don’t wait, act now!