Low arches, or flat feet, is a natural feature for many people and something that comes with age for others. At Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic in Westminster, Colorado, Katherine Parodi, DPM, Jacob Stuart, DPM, and their team provide treatments for flat feet that manage discomfort and prevent complications. Schedule your podiatric evaluation for flat foot over the phone or online at Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic today.
You have flat foot if the arches of your feet or either minimal or nonexistent. The arches of your feet help balance pressure across their soles and improve your walking mechanics. Not having arches doesn’t automatically sign you up for a life of pain or discomfort, but flat feet do elevate your risk for certain foot conditions and injuries.
Because of the pressure imbalance, flat feet can result in complications with your ankles, legs, or knees too. If you don’t experience any discomfort in these regions associated with your flat feet, then treatment is probably not necessary for you.
The team at Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic can help you prevent any complications that come from flat feet or treat them when they arise. You’re more likely to experience complications from flat feet if you’re overweight or have certain chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes.
Flat foot leads to complications for some individuals with shallow arches or no discernible arches. You might experience general soreness on the sole, which could be attributed to some condition or injury you’re not aware of.
Some specific complications of flat feet are:
Even though having flat feet is outside your control, you can take some steps to prevent these complications. You can purchase over-the-counter arch supports, give your feet plenty of time to rest between activities, choose low-impact over high-impact physical activities, and stay at a healthy weight.
Although treatment for flat feet is usually not necessary, a few therapeutic options can prevent injuries and any pain or soreness you experience due to your arches. The Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic team develops a treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns concerning your flat feet.
You can manage discomfort from flat arches with
The team at Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic individualizes your care plan to fit your needs. They can also treat any injuries or conditions associated with your flat feet, like hammertoes, callouses, and plantar fasciitis.
Schedule your evaluation for flat foot over the phone or online at Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic today.