Flat feet affect about 18 million adults in the United States. Since flat feet lead to chronic foot pain and ankle instability, leading podiatrists Jarna Rathod-Bhatt, DPM, and Rahul Bhatt, DPM, provide innovative flat-foot treatments at Apple Podiatry Group. Book your flat-feet evaluation online or call the Arlington or Irving, Texas, clinic directly.
In some cases, flat feet are simply something you inherit. You were born with them and just never developed a natural arch in your feet. Your arches may also start falling over time. Your flat feet could also be caused by:
You can also develop flat feet by participating in certain activities that put excessive stress on your feet. For instance, distance running causes tiny tears in connective tissues that could lead to fallen arches over time.
Yes. The issue with flat feet is that they throw off the proper alignment of your ankles. This causes your ankles to move inward, which has a big impact on your knees, legs, hips, and beyond.
The expert podiatrists at Apple Podiatry Group encourage you to schedule a flat-foot exam if you experience:
Your dedicated podiatrist at Apple Podiatry Group examines your feet, talks with you about your symptoms, and gathers any necessary X-rays or ultrasound images right in the office to determine the best treatment options for your flat feet.
Your flat-foot treatment plan from Apple Podiatry Group is entirely tailored to you and the severity of your symptoms. Treating flat feet can involve:
In severe or complex cases, your podiatrist may recommend surgery. Flat-feet surgery is designed to correct the underlying issue, like to repair posterior tibial tendon tears.
No matter which treatment is right for you — conservative or surgical — the compassionate podiatrists at Apple Podiatry Group are diligent about ensuring you get relief from flat feet.
If your flat feet cause you agony, see how the expert team at Apple Podiatry Group can help. You can schedule your flat-foot evaluation online or over the phone.