Advanced Flat Feet and Arch Treatment in Corsicana, TX
Return to Living a Pain-Free Life with Award-Winning Treatment of Flat Feet
Are you one of the many people who have flat feet or fallen arches? Does your child have flat feet? If so, we can help! Family Foot & Ankle Centers offer award-winning flat foot care in Corsicana, TX.
You may be aware that all babies are born with flat feet. As a baby grows and begins to walk, their arch typically rises as the muscles in the feet develop. However, in about 20% of the population, their arch never rises. If you have flat feet, your arch remains close to the ground because your tendons are looser than they are in someone without flat feet.
How Many Types of Flat Feet Are There?
There are two main types of flat feet: congenital and acquired. Congenital flat feet are present since birth and typically don’t cause a lot of symptoms, while acquired flat feet or fallen arches typically cause pain and discomfort as the ankle starts to sag inward.
What Are the Symptoms of Flat Feet?
Many people with flat feet never experience symptoms. However, if you have flat feet and do experience symptoms, they may include:
- Tired or achy feet after you stand or play sports
- Foot pain
- Pain in your hips
- Pain in your lower legs
- Pain in your arches
- Pain in your ankles
Flat Feet Treatment Options
Treatment for flat feet usually depends upon the severity of your condition. If there is no pain or inflammation, no therapy or medication is necessary. In the latter case, your foot doctor might suggest one or more of the following treatments:
- Proper rest and icing to decrease pain and to reduce swelling
- Stretching and strengthening exercises to stretch the posterior calf muscles and the Achilles tendon
- Golf ball roll exercise on the bottom of the foot to stretch the plantar fascia
- Pain-relieving medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (ex. Alleve and Ibuprofen)
- Physical therapy to strengthen the feet
- Orthotics to support the feet or custom braces, casts, or specially modified shoes
Experience Our Award-Winning Flat Foot Care in Corsicana, TX, Today!
To receive help with flat feet for yourself or a loved one, schedule an appointment today by calling us at 903-872-9910 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. We offer same-day appointments and have bilingual Spanish-speaking professionals on staff for your convenience.
During your appointment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Call today – we can’t wait to help you live your life pain-free!
Since 1999, Dr. Jeffrey Petty has provided 5 star podiatry care in Corsicana, TX. Dr. Fernando Cruz and Dr. Silpa Joy also see patients at the Corsicana location. We treat all foot problems and specialize in heel pain, ingrown toenails, fractures, and sprains. Treating patients in Navarro county and surrounding areas such as Ennis, Blooming Grove, Kerens, Mexia, and Fairfield. As the premier podiatry center in Corsicana, TX, our foot doctors and team will get you pain free and back to doing the things you love!