United Foot & Ankle
Podiatrists located in East Brunswick, NJ, Keyport, NJ, Somerset, NJ, Perth Amboy, NJ, Bayonne, NJ, & Old Bridge, NJ
Flat feet aren’t typically a concern, but if your flat feet are regularly swollen and cause you pain, it’s crucial to get started on treatment. At United Foot & Ankle, you can undergo a comprehensive examination and personalized treatment plan so that you can get relief from your flat feet woes. With locations in East Brunswick, Keyport, Perth Amboy, Somerset, and Bayonne, New Jersey, you have an office nearby to receive the care you need. You can book your flat feet appointment online, or you can call to speak with a team member at any office.
Flat Feet Q&A
Why do I have flat feet?
Flat feet are common and usually painless. In many cases, flat feet stem from childhood. Though your arches are supposed to strengthen and develop as you start walking, if you have certain inherited traits, your feet may continue to stay flat throughout your lifetime.
Other times, your arches do develop normally, but then they start to fall later on in life. This condition, known as adult-acquired flat feet, is often linked to:
You may also develop flat feet later on in life just because of the natural effects of aging and wear-and-tear on connective tissues.
What are the symptoms of flat feet?
Flat feet sometimes lead to chronic pain. You can even develop secondary pain issues, like ankle or knee pain, just because you have to change the way you walk. Depending on the severity of your flat feet, you may also experience:
- Stiffness in your feet or ankles
- Swelling along the inside of your ankles
- Pain that worsens with exercise or activities
The symptoms you experience with flat feet can vary from minor-to-severe. In either case, though, the dedicated team at United Foot & Ankle can help you recover from your symptoms and prevent ongoing issues.
How are flat feet treated?
United Foot & Ankle is home to highly advanced equipment, so your podiatrist can gather imaging on the spot, determine the severity of your flat feet, and rule out related conditions (like heel spurs). They can even use digital computer modeling to map your feet to create custom-fitted orthotics to give your feet the precise support they need.
Part of your flat feet treatment plan may also include:
- Daily stretching exercises
- Footwear changes
- Activity modifications
- Physical therapy
If you have an underlying condition, such as a tendon tear, your podiatrist at United Foot & Ankle may recommend surgery to correct that issue so that you can recover from your flat feet problems once and for all.
Click on the online scheduler to book your flat feet evaluation at United Foot & Ankle today. You can also call the clinic nearest you to schedule an appointment over the phone.
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