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Flat Feet

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Flat feet treatment options are available from our foot surgeon. Dr. Casteel, DPM, in Rowlett, TX. The foot care associates ensure patients receive the proper diagnosis and treatment for relief of foot pain. Our foot surgeon is an expert at treating foot disorders including flat feet.

What Are Flat Feet?

Flat feet occur when the arch – the upward curve in the foot, which is held by tendons and ligaments – are not pulling together as they should. As a result, the entire bottom of the foot touches the ground because of the fallen arches. Young children and infants have flat feet because the arches have not formed yet. As they flex and tiptoe, the arch begins to appear. If the arch does not appear, then you might have flat feet. Our podiatry foot surgeon can accurately diagnose and treat foot pain caused by flat feet.

Conditions That May Lead to Flat Feet

Different causes may lead to flat feet. Some of the most prevalent ones are:

  • Injury to the posterior tibial tendon leaving the tendon damaged
  • Torn or stretched tendons
  • Broken bones in the foot
  • Nerve problems
  • Arthritis
  • Pregnancy
  • Aging process
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity

In many cases, flat feet may develop naturally and remain a painless condition. In other cases, you may suffer pain from flat feet. If you have foot pain, or some of the following symptoms, flat feet treatment may be necessary:

  • Achy tired feet develop quickly
  • Back or leg pain
  • Difficulty in moving your feet such as tiptoe
  • Swelling at the inside of your feet
  • Areas of heels and arches become swollen or painful

Treatment Options Available for Flat Feet

If you suffer from flat feet, our foot surgeon will examine and determine the best treatment options available for you. Dr. Casteel, our expert foot surgeon, will give you a thorough examination and inform you of the causes of the condition and answer any questions. Nonsurgical approaches  to treatment for flat feet may include:

  • Pain relief medications
  • Stretching exercise
  • Orthotics
  • Injections for swelling
  • Physical therapy
  • Icing
  • Rest

Surgery for Flat Feet

If the nonsurgical approaches are not responsive, or if the pain is too severe, surgery may be recommended to relieve the pain caused by flat feet. Flat feet surgery options performed by our foot surgeon may include:

  • Fusing bones in the foot together
  • Reshaping the bones in the feet
  • Removal of bone growths
  • Cleaning the tendons’ covering
  • Tendon transfer
  • Bone grafting

Our foot surgeon and her team will ensure you receive the right treatment based on your flat feet condition.

Schedule Flat Feet Treatment

If you are seeking relief from flat feet pain, call 972-301-7051 or 972-468-0966 or by contact us online to schedule an appointment with our foot surgeon. Our Rowlett office is centrally located for your convenience. Dr. Casteel and her team focus their work on ensuring  you get on track to becoming pain free and restoring your foot health.