Flat feet, also referred to as Pes Planus, is a foot condition that results in the loss of your foot’s arch. This condition can be seen as early as birth, but can also show up later in life as a result of improper physical activities. Flat feet do not always come with pain or discomfort, but if not treated, the condition can often lead to significant pain, swelling, tendonitis, and early onset of arthritis.

At Synergy Foot and Ankle, we can help you assess your issues and create a treatment plan that resolves your flat feet and once again sees you living a life of comfort and normal functionality. To learn more about what we can do for you, reach out to us at our McKinney location and set up your consultation with a member of our team today.

How Do I Know I Have Flat Feet?

Flat feet can usually be seen when observing the patient standing or walking, and in many cases, we can assess whether or not this issue is present with a very simple visual examination. Imaging is not typically needed to learn whether or not a patient is suffering from flat feet. You can also check for this condition by getting your feet wet and walking along a flat surface. If you see a full imprint from the bottom of your foot, you may be dealing with flat feet and we recommend that you schedule an in-person consultation so you can be sure.

Complaints that are often associated with flat feet include:

  • Fallen arches when walking
  • Pain or fatigue in the arch
  • Pain in the ankle joint with walking
  • Pain on the outside of the foot
  • Increased swelling with walking

Treating Your Flat Feet

Treatment for flat feet is best when implemented earlier in life, which is why it’s important to avoid hesitation if you think you might have this issue. Restoring your proper biomechanical alignment as early as possible can reduce the chances of progression of the deformity or chronic pain. If you think you may have flat feet, reach out to us as soon as possible and set up your consultation so you can know for sure.

We tend to start with conservative treatment first, with modalities like custom orthotics or braces that can help reposition your feet and alleviate some of the problems presented by the issue. Physical therapy can be another method by which we address your flat feet, as well. If these conservative approaches don’t seem to be working, however, it may become necessary to explore the potential for surgical correction.

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Problems with the foot and ankle can be frustrating on multiple levels. Not only are your foot and ankle issues painful and uncomfortable, but they limit your ability to enjoy your life to the fullest. When you’re looking for a way to reclaim your quality of life and discover relief from constant pain, Synergy Foot and Ankle is here to help.

Our team of experts utilizes the most advanced technology and the latest methodologies, and we’ll craft a plan that sees you living your best life once more. To learn more about how we can help you overcome your frustrating foot and ankle issues, simply reach out to us at our McKinney location and set up your consultation with a member of our team today!

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