Flat feet occur in around 25% of people and at times can cause significant problems with normal activity, mostly due to overuse of the tendons and ligaments that attach into the foot. We’ve seen all manner of flat feet, and it’s important to remember that just because someone has a flat foot, it doesn’t mean that they can’t function normally.
The condition is typically diagnosed by both physical examination and in-office x-rays. There are many treatment options for flat feet, and the choice of what to do is ultimately up to our patients. For minor flat foot issues, wearing supportive shoes is enough to return you back to normal. For more severe deformities, some people require custom shoe inserts (orthotics), and some even need surgery. As with any issue seen at Fort Worth Foot & Ankle, we take the time to get to know our patients and what their goals with treatment are. This allows a personalized approach that’s geared at getting you back to normal as quickly as possible, while avoiding unnecessary treatments, time and costs.
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