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Do You Have Flat Feet?

Do You Have Flat Feet?

Do you have flat feet? You are not alone. In fact, about a quarter of the population has flat feet. But what does that mean for you and your health? In this article, we will discuss the causes of flat feet, as well as some of the treatments available. Keep reading to learn more!

There are two main types of flat feet. The first is congenital, which means that you are born with it. The second is acquired, which means that it develops over time. Acquired flatfoot can be the result of:

  • Injury
  • A particularly tight Achilles tendon
  • Abnormal sitting or sleeping positions when you were little
  • The general wear and tear that comes with age
  • By trying to compensate for other leg or foot problems
  • If you’re obese, you are also at a higher risk of developing flat feet.

You may not think that having flat feet is a big deal, however, flat feet can lead to an array of problems including:

That’s a pretty scary list but have no fear! There are several treatment options available for flat feet. These include orthotics, physical therapy, and surgery.

Custom-made orthotics are made specifically for an individual’s feet. Since custom orthotics are designed to an individual’s foot, they will provide you with the most correction and support. They can provide support, alignment, and cushioning, which can all contribute to better foot health and the treatment of flat feet. There are many modifications that are built into a custom device that make a significant difference in how your foot functions, rather than just taking up space like a Powerstep does.

You can read more about the different types of orthotics and their benefits here.

Surgery is rarely necessary but may be an option for severe cases that do not respond to more conservative treatments.

If you think you may have flat feet, it is important to call us at 859-264-1141 or schedule an appointment online. We can help you determine the best course of treatment for your individual situation. With the right treatment, you can keep your feet healthy and pain-free!

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