Flat foot is a foot deformity in which the arches on the inside of your feet are flattened, allowing the entire soles of your feet to touch the floor. Flat foot can occur when the arches don’t develop during childhood, an injury occurs, wear-and-tear stresses of age, or weight gain. Over time you may develop pain in the foot and ankle, but particularly in the middle of the foot. As well as lack of foot flexibility and swelling.
Factors that can increase your risk of flat feet:
- Injury to your foot or ankle.
Some of the ways to alleviate foot pain are to wear comfortable shoes with insoles that provide arch support, icing and stretching. For further reading on arch building exercises visit: http://www.livestrong.com/article/415124-arch-building-exercises-for-flat-feet/.
Call our office if you are experiencing persistent pain. Dr. Hollander will give you further information and provide you with the best treatment options (707) 578-1222.