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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
March 23, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Orthotics   Flat Feet   over pronation  

Having flat feet simply means that your feet lie flat on the ground without any space in between. Your arches may have fallen or perhaps were never completely developed from your youth. The good news is you can still maintain a stable and active life with flat feet.  And there really is not any bad news but there are some consequences to consider to avoid further complications.

If you suffer from having flat feet you may not experience any pain or other problems but if left untreated it can lead to long term disability and chronic pain. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama have information about this condition and some suggestions you can try to ease the symptoms.

Causes

  • Inherited ~ foot structure can be handed down to your feet creating a bone shape that makes you more prone to flat feet
  • Complication of other diseases ~ Ehler-Danlos syndrome is a condition that forces tendons and ligaments to become loose and the arch doesn’t form properly
  • Injury ~ obesity can fall under this category as well as direct injury

Treatment

  • Fitted insoles or orthotics ~ helpful aids in your shoes could take the load off of your tendon tissue until the inflammation decreases
  • Losing weight ~ if this is one of the reasons for developing flat feet then taking the pressure off your feet could improve the symptoms
  • Restricted activity ~ rest from certain activities can give the feet time to improve on their own
  • Surgery ~ children’s bones do not develop correctly which can lead to flat feet at birth and in some cases, carry into adulthood. Fusing the bones can help in this rare instance
  • Exercises ~ stretching the tendons and ligaments will help with over pronation (when the feet roll in or out) this in turn may reduce the symptoms, our team can give you some safe daily exercises

If your condition is such that you need a consultation, our doctors will diagnose your flat feet by watching you stand and walk during the examination. An X-ray or an MRI may be necessary along with a good look at your medical history depending on the severity of the condition. We have four conveniently located offices in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton Michigan and can be reached at 248-474-0040 for an appointment. We are dedicated to keeping your feet firmly planted on the ground no matter what!

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Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
3408 West Rd (In Grange Plaza)
Trenton, MI 48183 -(734) 676-4664

2200 Monroe
Dearborn, MI 48124 - (313) 274-0990

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Clarkston, MI 48346 - (248) 625-1110

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