Answers to Questions About Getting Foot and Ankle Care
Want fast answers to your top questions about foot and ankle problems? Farmingdale podiatrist Dr. Gasparini gives you the answers you need to get back on your feet again.
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The arch of my foot hurts. Do I have flat feet?
There are different reasons for arch discomfort, and flat foot pain is one of them. Having no arch and the related issue of overpronation can certainly cause an immense amount of aching in your feet. Flat foot treatment can range from conservative to invasive, depending on your unique condition. There are two different kinds of flat feet: flexible and rigid. Flexible feet may or may not be painful; your foot may look flat when standing but the arch may form when you jump or run. A rigid flat foot means that there is never a noticeable arch, and this can cause discomfort, because your foot isn’t able to do what it naturally wants to do. We can help relieve your pain by fitting you with custom orthotics or prescribing physical therapy to help strengthen the muscles in your feet. In some cases surgery may become necessary, especially if there are co-existing conditions such as a tendon tear.
For more information about flat feet call, Dr. Mark Gasparini at (516) 804-9038 to schedule an appointment in our Massapequa, NY office.