Flat Feet

What is flat foot?

A flat foot is a structural deformity resulting in the lowering of the arch of the foot. This is sometimes referred to as fallen arches. A person with a flat foot or a highly arched foot that is fairly painful is in need of treatment. People with flat feet may have ankle, knee, or low back pain.

Causes of flat feet:

  • Heredity.
  • Arthritis.
  • Trauma.
  • Musculoskeletal disorders.

What can you do?

  • Wear supportive shoes.

What will Dr. Allen do for you?

  • Perform a physical examination and gait analysis.
  • Perform x-rays.
  • Prescribe custom orthotics.
  • Perform surgery as indicated.
  • Perform surgical correction of the nail when indicated.