Your flat feet don’t have to be a lifelong curse of endless discomfort.
Whether you were born with flat feet or they developed later in life, they don’t have to be a lifelong curse of endless discomfort. In fact, it’s often better to treat flat feet than to ignore them in the case that they might cause other issues throughout the body. That’s why we offer several flat feet solutions for our Stayner, Ontario patients at Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic.
The flat feet condition is the absence of an arch in your feet. Normal feet will have a slight arch to aid in balance and support, but that arch can be weakened over time. This can affect your ability to stabilize while standing or to adapt to walk on uneven surfaces. Some of the most common conditions that can lead to weakened arches and flat feet include genetics, arthritis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.
As you might notice from the list of issues and causes of flat feet, there are many ways that such a seemingly simple condition can escalate to more serious problems throughout the body if it’s left untreated. That’s why it’s better to get your feet checked out as soon as you recognize the condition rather than ignoring it until it leads to foot discomfort, pain, or worse.
The main solution to flat feet that we offer in our clinic is custom orthotics. It’s a conservative approach that doesn’t include surgery, but the orthotics will effectively support your arches to prevent any collapsing and correct any imbalances in your feet as you walk or stand. With custom orthotics, you’ll find relief for your flat feet in no time. We can also recommend good choices for supportive footwear as well as different stretches that can help strengthen the muscles in your feet for more strength and flexibility in your tendons and ligaments.
Say goodbye to the endless discomfort of flat feet when you call us to schedule an appointment today.