flat feet symptoms and treatmentDon’t live with foot pain and swelling for another day.

Do your feet get tired easily? Do you have pain in the arch of your foot or lower leg?

Do the insides of the soles of your feet swell? Is it hard for you to stand up on your toes?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you might have flat feet, also commonly called fallen arches.

Left untreated, flat feet can often lead to arthritis and painful walking as you get older.

Here’s a simple test to see if you have flat feet: get the soles of your feet wet, and step onto dry concrete. If you see a complete imprint of your foot, you might have flat feet.

Although many people with this condition have no pain or problems, others experience foot pain and swelling, and even leg and back pain. If you’re experiencing pain, aching, swelling, or weakness in your feet or lower legs, the specialists at Anderson Podiatry Center might be able to help.

Our podiatrists are experts in treating flat feet, and they can help you get back on your feet with

  • Custom orthotics
  • Corrective surgery
  • Long-lasting relief is our goal
  • We can treat the underlying cause of flat feet, not just the symptoms
  • Most insurance plans accepted
  • Medicare-certified, state-of the art-surgery center

Flat feet is a common condition (also known as fallen arches) where there is a collapse in the arch of the foot. This then causes the foot sole to come in contact with the ground. While flat feet may not cause any problems for some people, others may experience pain and discomfort in their feet, legs, or ankles. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek treatment from a qualified podiatrist at our practice.

One common symptom associated with flat feet is ankle pain. Flat feet can cause the ankle to twist unnaturally, leading to pain and swelling. In severe cases, flat feet can also cause ankle instability, increasing the risk of ankle sprains and other injuries. Our experts can help identify the underlying cause of your ankle pain and develop a treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms.

Arch pain in flat feet is another common symptom. The muscles and tendons in the foot can become strained, leading to pain and discomfort. We recommend exercises and stretches to help strengthen these muscles and alleviate arch pain.

Flat feet can also cause back pain. It can cause the entire body to shift out of alignment, putting extra strain on the back muscles. This can lead to chronic back pain, which can be difficult to treat without addressing the underlying cause of the problem.

Leg pain is another symptom that can be associated with flat feet. It can put extra strain on the muscles and tendons in the legs, leading to pain and discomfort. This can make it difficult to perform everyday activities like walking or standing for long periods of time.

If you enjoy running, flat feet can make it difficult to find the right pair of running shoes. Without the proper support, running with flat feet can exacerbate pain and discomfort in the feet, ankles, and legs. We can recommend the best running shoes for flat feet and provide advice on how to improve your running form to reduce the risk of injury.

In addition to seeking treatment, there are several exercises for flat feet that can help alleviate pain and discomfort. These exercises can help strengthen the muscles in the feet and legs, improve balance and stability, and promote better alignment of the body. You might also be recommended a customized exercise program based on your specific needs and goals.

If you are experiencing ankle pain and swelling, arch pain in flat feet, leg pain, or back pain, don’t suffer in silence. Contact our offices in Broomfield or Fort Collins today to learn more about your treatment options and get the pain relief you deserve. With the right treatment plan, you can get back on your feet and enjoy a pain-free, active lifestyle.

Learn about how we might be able to help you live without pain or discomfort caused by flat feet. Contact Us today.