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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
March 09, 2017
Tags: Orthotics   Flat Feet   Bunions   heel spurs   tendonitis  

Flatfeet is a common disorder that effects the arch of your feet, also known as fallen arches. While orthotic insoles or gel padding may help reduce some of the potential problems, it is wise to have a professional diagnose the condition to avoid further damage to your feet. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama specialize in routine podiatry, treatment and surgery. 

Chances are you had an injury that caused your arches to fall but here are other reasons why people develop flat feet. Weight gain is a culprit along with aging, two things we could do without. It is very beneficial to treat this condition so that other problems do not take over.  

The most common symptom of flat feet is pain, especially in the arch of the foot. The arches give spring to our step and distribute the bodies weight across the feet. If the foot lies flat as we walk, then other problems can arise.

Related issues from having flat feet:

  • Bunions ~ bony, often painful hump at the base of the big toe 
  • Weak posture and hip discomfort
  • Pronation ~ ankle rolling too far inward, over pronation
  • Heel spurs ~ calcium deposit on the underside of the heal bone
  • Tendonitis ~ irritated or inflamed tendons
  • Stretches and Tears in ligaments
  • Alignment problems with ankles, knees, back and legs

Remedies:

  • Wear more supportive shoes 
  • Use custom made orthotics
  • Eliminate heels higher than 2 & ¼”
  • Lose weight if necessary
  • Physical therapy – if recommended 

Having flat feet shouldn’t restrict your daily life and make your activities challenging. It is a common condition and can be treated either with therapy, medications, bracing or surgery. Our office provides complete podiatry care and our doctors listen to your concerns, diagnose your problem and ensure proper treatment. 

If the symptoms from having flat feet are effecting you in any capacity, then we suggest you call for a consultation visit. We have four locations in Michigan, Dearborn, Trenton, Clarksville and Farmington Hills. And believe it or not we make house calls! To make an appointment call 243-474-0040. 

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