Metropolitan Foot Care P.C.

9413 Flatlands Ave Suite E201, Brooklyn, NY 11236

(718) 502-8789


4050 Junction Blvd Suite 1R, Corona, NY 11368

      (718) 502-9092


4902 Queens Blvd 3rd Floor, Woodside , NY 11377

 (718) 577-5703

Brooklyn Podiatrist

Flat Feet

What are they?

Woodside Flat Feet

A flat foot condition exists when there is a marked flattening or lowering of the longitudinal arch. The foot actually appears collapsed in the midsection area and during walking or standing. It seems rolled-in so that the inside of the foot contacts the ground. These patients will frequently complain of wearing out or breaking down their shoes rapidly because of the foot position. Common symptoms or complaints from patients with flat feet include fatigue, cramping, bunions, corns, calluses, shin splints and heel pain. It should be noted however, that not all flat feet are problems, nor do they all require treatment. Pain should be the number one motivating force to seek treatment. Congenital flat feet or those present at birth frequently are not clinical problems while those developed over time often need additional consideration. Particular concerns are those feet that have a normal appearing arch during non-weight bearing periods but assume a more flattened appearance during standing. These feet are frequently excessively pronating or rolling-in at the arch and are the ones that most often produce clinical symptoms.

What causes them?

The possible causes of flat feet comprise a lengthy list. As mentioned earlier, a congenital type or one present at birth may well reflect a developmental embryonic condition. Certain types of flat feet are considered acquired and develop later in life possible due to injury, anatomic abnormalities or various arthritic conditions. Perhaps, the most frequently seen type of flat foot and the one potentially most problematic is that of the excessively pronated foot. This foot type results from faulty mechanics during walking and standing periods and has the capability of causing a host of secondary problems if not managed properly.

Treatment

In most cases, the treatment of the pronated flat foot involves prescribed orthotics or foot and ankle supportive devices. These effectively reduce the in-rolling tendency and help to support the foot and ankle during gait. Other less frequently used approaches in the management of various flat foot conditions include shoe modifications, injections, oral anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and if all else fails and the pain persists, surgery. A foot specialist will carefully evaluate this condition in order to identify its probable type, cause and to select the most effective therapy plan available.


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Brooklyn Office

9413 Flatlands Ave Suite E201
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Phone: (718) 502-8789

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Corona Office

4050 Junction Blvd Suite 1R
Corona, NY 11368
Phone: (718) 502-9092

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Woodside Office

4902 Queens Blvd 3rd Floor
Woodside , NY 11377
Phone: (718) 577-5703

Office Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed