Flat feet is a condition where the foot has a decreased arch or even no arch. The condition can be congenital meaning a person is born that way or it can develop do 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 they can help the child develop an arch as they grow and prevent life long issues with flat feet. Flat feet that develops in adults is usually the result of a damaged tibialis posterior tendon. The tibialis posterior tendon is the most important tendon that supports the arch.
The doctors at Gulf South Foot and Ankle are experts in flatfoot treatment for all ages, providing solutions that can help manage pain and discomfort. Do not ignore pain from flat feet or other conditions. Call our offices at (504) 708-4810 for Metairie or (985) 809-1464 for Covington to schedule an appointment and start receiving the attention your feet deserve.