Walking around The Blue Mountains with pain from flat feet? We can help!
When you mention to someone you have flat feet, they may sadly shake their head and say, “There goes your military career!” but the reality is that not everyone with flat feet is automatically excluded. There are many causes for flat feet, and not everyone experiences pain with this condition, even if active in troop marches. On the other hand, if you weren’t born with flat feet and have developed the condition due to obesity, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, or another affliction that has affected the arches, you could experience quite a bit of pain.
Here at Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, we offer treatment for flat feet, which usually includes custom orthotics. Your orthotics will be designed to fit your feet to cushion them where they need it, support the arches, and correct imbalances in your feet when you walk or move around. We also show you different exercises and stretches you can do to strengthen the muscles in your feet and advise you about proper footwear for your condition.
We can also help you ascertain if you do have flat feet, although you can usually tell by creating a wet footprint. If you have flat feet, your entire foot will show rather than the toes, front, heel and along the outer edge of your foot.
If you are experiencing pain because of flat feet, you don’t need to suffer with it. Turn to us for all your foot and ankle concerns, and remember pain is not normal. We can help you get back to doing the things you love. We serve The Blue Mountains, Ontario area. Call today to schedule an appointment.