Many people have flat feet and do not experience any problems related to them. However, other people with flat feet do benefit from foot care at our podiatry practice, Alm Foot Care. If your flat feet South Elgin are causing you pain, we urge you to come in to be seen by our expert podiatrist Dr. Walter A. Alm.
When a person has flat feet it means that the soles of their feet are more flat than most people’s feet and do not exhibit an arch; or, if there is an arch it is very small. When a person has flat feet their foot will strike the ground at an awkward angle which increases shock to the foot and even to the rest of the body. When people with flat feet exercise, they may become sore and stiff from the activity. If you are experiencing pain caused by your flat feet, you should visit our podiatrist who can provide you with different types of treatment. Our foot doctor will first make sure that he understands the cause of your flat feet so that treatment can be made to work with your specific condition. Flat feet can be caused by a foot injury, tendon problems, or be made worse by pregnancy, being overweight, or even by diabetes. Some common noninvasive treatments that our foot doctor can recommend for people with flat feet include: stretching exercises; use of ice after exercises; or the use of pain relievers. Losing weight often helps with flat feet as does controlling diabetes. Sometimes our foot doctor will recommend that a patient has physical therapy to ease the pain of their flat feet South Elgin. Prescription orthotics may also be helpful in these cases. In severe cases of flat feet, casts and braces may be needed to support the feet properly. There are also a number of surgical options which our podiatrist can discuss with you.
If you are suffering due to your flat feet South Elgin, contact us for an appointment.