Flat feet is a condition where feet have a decreased arch or even no arch. The condition can be congenital meaning a person is born that way or it can develop due to a variety of biomechanical conditions.
Children with flat feet should be treated with custom molded orthotics. If children are fitted with these devices early, orthotics can help the child develop an arch as they grow and prevent life-long issues with flat feet. Flat feet that develop in adults are usually the result of a damaged tibialis posterior tendon. The tibialis posterior tendon is the most important tendon supporting the arch.
The doctors at Gulf South Foot & Ankle, LLC, are experts in flat foot treatment for all ages, providing solutions that can help manage pain and discomfort. Do not ignore pain from flat feet or other conditions. Call us or use out online contact form to schedule an appointment and start receiving the attention your feet deserve.