Flat Feet Specialist

Hoosier Foot & Ankle

Podiatrists & Foot & Ankle Surgeons located in Carmel, Fishers, Franklin, Greenwood, Indianapolis, and Zionsville, IN

In many cases, having flat feet isn’t a big deal. Other times, though, flat feet can lead to chronic pain, which means you need help from the expert team of podiatrists at Hoosier Foot & Ankle. Since they have five convenient locations throughout the Greater Indianapolis area, you have an office nearby to get in for an evaluation to see what the team can do for you. Book your flat feet appointment by clicking on the online booking feature, or by calling your nearby office location.

Flat Feet Q & A

What causes flat feet?

Your feet are supposed to have a natural arch that’s supported by your plantar fascia, the long band of connective tissue. Not everyone develops this arch, though, or in some cases, your arch flattens out. These issues can arise because of:

  • A family history of flat feet
  • Improper foot development from childhood
  • Foot injury or trauma
  • Diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Obesity or being overweight

It’s even common for your arches to fall and flatten out as you get older, or if you become pregnant. Flat feet aren’t generally a medical concern, although in some cases, they can cause discomfort.

Do flat feet cause pain?

Occasionally, yes. Having flat feet can lead to throbbing foot pain, especially in your heel or arch. When pain occurs, it tends to get worse when you exercise or are otherwise overly active.

It’s even common to experience swelling throughout the inside of your ankle if you have flat feet, which can lead to further discomfort. Pain may come and go, or you can experience chronic foot pain. Either way, you have treatment options available.

How are flat feet treated?

If your flat feet are causing you pain, it’s time to visit with the podiatric specialists at Hoosier Foot & Ankle to get started on an individualized treatment plan. You may benefit from:

  • Customized orthotic inserts
  • Physical therapy
  • Specialized stretching exercises
  • Supportive shoes

Your dedicated podiatrist at Hoosier Foot & Ankle puts together a tailored plan to help resolve your flat feet discomfort, so you can start getting back to your regular activities.

Do I need surgery for flat feet?

Generally, no. While you won’t need surgery solely to correct your flat feet, you might need surgery to resolve related issues. For instance, if you have a tendon tear, having the tendon surgically repaired can lessen your flat feet pain. If you do need some type of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, the team at Hoosier Foot & Ankle is highly skilled at performing the most complex of procedures.

Schedule an evaluation to get treatment for your flat feet at Hoosier Foot & Ankle. Book your visit either online or over the phone.

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