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Expert Flat Feet Treatment at Progressive Foot Care

Welcome to Progressive Foot Care, where our experienced podiatrist specialize in diagnosing and treating flat feet to enhance your comfort and improve your foot function.

Understanding Flat Feet

Flat feet, or fallen arches, occur when the arches of the feet flatten out, often making the entire sole of the foot come into complete or near-complete contact with the ground. While some people experience no symptoms, others may experience foot pain, particularly in the heel or arch area, which can worsen with activity.

Symptoms of Flat Feet

  • Pain in the heel or arch area
  • Swelling along the inside of the ankle
  • Pain that worsens with activity
  • Foot, knee, or back pain due to altered posture and walking patterns

Our Flat Feet Treatments

Custom Orthotics:

  • Specially designed shoe inserts that support the arch and reduce pressure on the more painful areas of the foot.

Physical Therapy:

  • Exercises and stretches to strengthen foot, ankle, and lower leg muscles, helping to stabilize walking and relieve pain.

Supportive Footwear:

  • Advice on selecting shoes that offer better support for the arches and help distribute pressure more evenly across the feet.

Surgical Options:

  • In cases where conservative treatments don’t relieve discomfort, surgical procedures may be recommended to correct severe structural abnormalities.

Why Choose Progressive Foot Care?

  • Expertise: Our podiatrists have extensive experience diagnosing and treating flat feet across all age groups.
  • Personalized Treatments: We offer tailored solutions based on individual diagnostic results to ensure the best outcomes.
  • Comprehensive Care: From initial consultation to post-treatment follow-up, we guide you through every step of your treatment plan.
  • Modern Techniques: Utilizing the latest in podiatric treatment technology and techniques to provide high-quality care.

Schedule Your Flat Feet Consultation Today

Don’t let flat feet cause discomfort or disrupt your lifestyle. Contact Progressive Foot Care today to schedule your consultation with New York’s best podiatrist, Dr. Mandanipour. We’re here to help you walk comfortably and confidently.

Frequently Asked Questions about Flat Feet

Q1: What are flat feet?

A1: Flat feet, or fallen arches, occur when the arches of your feet flatten out, allowing the entire sole to touch the floor when you stand up. This condition can be congenital or develop over time due to stress and strain on the feet.

Q2: What causes flat feet?

A2: Some people are born with flat feet, while others develop them over time due to weakened muscles, injuries, or medical conditions such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. Obesity, aging, and excessive stress on the feet can also contribute to the development of flat feet.

Q3: How do I know if I have flat feet?

A3: A simple test called the “wet footprint test” can help you determine if you have flat feet. Wet your feet and stand on a flat surface where your footprint will show, such as a concrete walkway. If you see a complete imprint of the bottom of your foot, it indicates flat feet.

Q4: What are the symptoms of flat feet?

A4: Many people with flat feet experience no symptoms. However, some may experience pain in the arch or heel area, swelling along the inside of the ankle, or pain that worsens with activity. Flat feet can also lead to pain in the knees, hips, or lower back due to alignment issues.

Q5: Are flat feet treatable?

A5: Yes, there are several treatments for flat feet. These include orthotic devices, supportive footwear, physical therapy exercises to strengthen the muscles and ligaments in the foot, and in some cases, surgical interventions if conservative measures are not effective.

Q6: When should I see a doctor for flat feet?

A6: You should consult a podiatrist if you experience persistent pain, difficulty walking, or signs of joint and muscle problems in your legs or back associated with flat feet. Also, if you notice changes in your feet’s structure or if routine activities cause foot pain, a professional evaluation is recommended.

Q7: Can children outgrow flat feet?

A7: Many children have flat feet during their early years because their foot structures are still developing. In many cases, arches develop with age. However, if flat feet persist and cause pain or walking difficulties, it might be necessary to seek treatment.

Q8: What preventive measures can I take if I have flat feet?

A8: Preventive measures include wearing well-fitted, supportive shoes that provide adequate arch support, avoiding activities that put excessive strain on your feet, maintaining a healthy weight, and performing foot-specific exercises to strengthen the arches.

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