The Problems that Occur With Having Flat Feet

Find out what issues to expect when you have flat feet and what you can do to treat them.

Are you dealing with tired, achy feet that just won’t quit? Then you could be dealing with flat feet. This is a common issue that can easily be treated with conservative measures by your Somerset, NJ podiatrist Dr. Jade Gittens. Find out if you may have flat feet and what you can do to treat your symptoms.

What are flat feet?

Also referred to as fallen arches, those with flat feet have little to no arch in their foot. If you were to look at a normal foot you would notice a natural curve right in the middle, also known as an arch. Tendons in the foot come together to help form the arch; however, if tendons do not form together properly this can cause flat feet.

What are some risk factors for those with flat feet?

If you are obese or have been diagnosed with diabetes then you a more likely to develop flat feet. This condition is also more likely to occur in older adults and women who are pregnant.

What issues can arise as a result of flat feet?

While some people may have flat feet and never experience problems, there are some people who will experience any of these common symptoms:

If you or your child has started to exhibit any of these symptoms then it’s time to see your Somerset, NJ podiatrist Dr. Gittens for treatment.

How do you treat flat feet?

If you are experiencing pain due to flat feet then you may want to consider any of these ways to treat this condition:

If symptoms are severe or worsen, then we may recommend surgery. Surgery may be particularly beneficial for patients who need to repair a tendon or to fuse joints to correct your foot’s alignment.

Dealing with painful feet or experiencing other problematic symptoms? Then it’s time to turn to your Somerset, NJ podiatrist at Premier Foot & Ankle Centers to pinpoint and treat your problem. Call us today!

Dr. Jade Gittens

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