While not generally anything to worry about, for some, flat feet can lead to ankle instability and chronic foot pain. If your flat feet are causing you issues, you can get effective treatments at Premier Foot & Ankle, located in Dallas, Plano, Allen, Mesquite, Celina, McKinney, Sherman and Frisco, Texas. Schedule your flat feet examination online or call your most convenient clinic directly.
Flat feet can be something you’re born with, or they can develop later on in life (a condition known as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction or adult-acquired flat feet). When you have flat feet, your posterior tibial tendon that stretches across the arches of your feet over lengthens and your arches start to fall. As an adult, you can develop flat feet due to:
Sometimes, flat feet are linked to overuse issues, such as participating in strenuous activities, like distance running.
It depends. Generally, it’s always best to have your flat feet evaluated at Premier Foot & Ankle to see if you’re at risk of over- or underpronation, which can gradually lead to chronic discomfort and ankle instability.
Or if flat feet are affecting your child after age seven, it’s time to schedule a pediatric foot exam. The sooner you or your child get started on treatment, the easier it is to prevent worsening of the condition.
You should plan on scheduling a flat feet examination right away if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms.
Your dedicated podiatrist at Premier Foot & Ankle examines your flat feet, performs any essential testing, and looks at X-ray or ultrasound images to determine the severity of your flat feet and best possible treatment solutions.
Treating flat feet usually begins with conservative measures. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your flat feet treatment plan from Premier Foot & Ankle may include:
Surgery may be necessary to correct flat feet if your condition has progressed into a stiff, rigid, or arthritic state. This type of reconstructive foot surgery can restore your foot function by repairing supportive tendons. No matter which type of flat feet treatment is right for you, the podiatry team at Premier Foot & Ankle care for you every step of the way.
Book your flat feet evaluation at Premier Foot & Ankle today and get the relief you need right away. You can conveniently schedule a visit online or over the phone with your nearest office.