Flat Feet

Enjoy Comprehensive Podiatry Care at Stop Feet Pain Fast Institute

Are you one of the many people who has fallen arches or flat feet in Troy, MI? Does your child have flat feet? If so, you’re in the right place. All babies are born with flat feet and as a baby grows and begins to walk, their arch typically rises as the muscles in the feet develop. However, in about 20% of the population, their arch never rises. If you have flat feet, your arch remains close to the ground because your tendons are looser than they are in someone without flat feet.

What Causes Flat Feet?

Flat feet are caused by naturally low arches and over-pronation – a position where your feet tend to turn away from your body and your heel rolls outward. Over time, this imbalance in your foot structure can lead to heel painbunionshammertoes, shin splints, and even knee, hip, or back pain.

What Are Symptoms of Flat Feet?

Many people with flat feet never experience symptoms. However, if you have flat feet and do experience symptoms, those may include:

  • Tired or achy feet after you stand or play sports
  • Foot pain
  • Pain in your hips
  • Pain in your lower legs
  • Pain in your arches
  • Pain in your ankles

If you experience foot pain on a regular basis or have any of the listed symptoms consistently, then it may be time to see a foot doctor. You shouldn’t have to live with foot pain, and at Stop Feet Pain Fast Insititute, we’ve helped thousands of people with flat feet get back to their lives fast.

What Treatments Are Available for Flat Feet?

Our board-certified podiatrist offers various treatments for flat feet, including:

  • Foot and ankle stretches
  • Icing painful areas
  • An anti-inflammatory medicine
  • Custom orthotics
  • Supportive bracing or taping
  • In severe cases, surgery may be required

Even if your flat feet aren’t currently bothering you they can be contributing to the formation of other painful foot conditions. If caught early enough we can eliminate or at least decrease the chance of the formation of these deformities.

Schedule Your Consultation with Our Expert for Flat Feet in Troy, MI, Today!

For more information on flat feet or other foot and ankle issues, we invite you to call 248.362.3338 to reach our Troy office and speak with one of our friendly team members. To schedule your new patient Dr. Weinert Foot Alignment Consultation, please click here to use our convenient online form.

Your appointment includes an exam, gait analysis, fluoroscopy x-ray imaging, patient education, and an in-depth consultation with our board-certified podiatrist.