The treatment options for flat feet often depend on the source and severity of your condition. If the problem is not causing you pain or other complications, then no treatment may be needed at all.
If you experience foot pain, or overpronation causes problems farther up with your ankles, knees, hips or spine, conservative treatments such as rest, ice, and stretching may be recommended. Stronger conservative options may include physical therapy, pain medications, or orthotic devices.
In severe cases, surgery may be seen as the best option, but again it depends on the specific case. Procedures may include ankle bone fusion, removal of bone spurs, and lengthening the tendons. Surgery is only considered when other options would be ineffective or have already failed.
Call Carolina Podiatry Group for help and expert guidance in treating flat feet. You can reach our office in Lancaster at (803) 285-1411 and our office in Fort Mill at (803) 548-FEET (3338).