Flat Feet

Flat feet (also called pes planus or fallen arches) is a postural deformity in which the arches of the foot collapse, with the entire sole coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground.

Causes of Flat Feet

An estimated 20–30% of the general population has an arch that simply never develops in one or both feet.

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Arthritis
  • Week arches
  • Wearing wrong footwear 

Symptoms of Flat Feet

Many people with flat feet have little to no symptoms and can be self-diagnosed. The most common symptom is a pain in the middle of the foot that worsens with activity and standing. 

Treatment for Flat Feet 

  • (NSAID’s) Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Corticosteroids 
  • Supportive footwear or custom orthotics. At Laser Foot Surgery Centers we use an innovative method called a VFAS procedure to fit orthotics that can be taken home the same day. 
  • Surgery 

Flat Feet Surgery

Depending on one’s age and symptoms surgery may be an option to provide pain relief. If you have pain and conventional treatment has failed, call Laser Foot Surgery Centers to consult with one of our podiatrists. 

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