Flat feet, or fallen arches is a common deformity where there is collapse in the arch of the foot. This can result in the arch of the foot nearly touching or completely contacting the ground. This deformity can occur solely in one foot or can occur in both feet.
Flat feet can be congenital, and can be part of the natural aging process. However in adulthood, flat feet can develop due to injury, overuse or prolonged stress to the foot and tendons around the ankle. Certain conditions, like diabetes, arthritis and obesity can be risk factors in acquiring flat feet.
When considering flat feet, it is important to understand that the poor mechanics of your feet are predisposing you to osteoarthritis and painful conditions. All the joints in your body are at risk since having flat feet ultimately affects all of these joints.
Having pain in your feet isn’t normal. Maybe you have flat feet, and you are starting to notice that they are limiting your daily activities or preventing you from doing certain things.
Let our Chiropodists assess your complaint and feet. As a result, they can develop a treatment plan that best suits your feet, and improve your quality of life.