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Flat Foot Treatment
If the arch in your foot is fallen, then you have a flat foot. There are a variety of conditions that can cause the arch to fall in your foot, including arthritis and diabetes. If you injure the ligaments in your foot, it can also cause the joints to become misaligned and cause your foot to become flat. Fractures and dislocations of the bones in your feet can also cause flat feet.
Young children have flat feet as their feet are developing, and the arch develops later. In some cases, the arch just never develops like it should.
What are the symptoms of flat feet?
It is not unusual to have flat feet and never experience any signs or symptoms that are troublesome. However, some individuals with flat feet have pain in the arch area or in the heel. You can also experience swelling on the inside of your ankle. If you are experiencing any symptoms, you should talk to your doctor about possibilities for flat feet treatment. If you are not experiencing any symptoms, then treatment may not be needed.
It can be difficult to tell whether or not your child is going to grow out of his flat feet or if treatment is necessary. Contact our office if your child shows signs of being in pain or expresses that he has foot pain. Dr. Matt Ahmadi can help you determine whether the symptoms are troublesome.
Dr. Ahmadi offers the most advanced state of the art techniques for pain-free surgical and non-surgical treatment of any foot and ankle pathology. His goal for each patient is painless and pleasing results with early return to activity..
Dr. Ahmadi offers services in a wide variety of foot and ankle deformities and pathology such as:
- Diabetic Limb Salvage
- Custom Orthotic devices
- Failed Surgeries
- Foot & Ankle Fractures
- Sports Injuries
- Heel Pain
- Nail Disorders
- Ingrown Nails