Do you have foot pain caused by flat feet? Many people have flat fleet, also known as fallen arches, but not everyone with flat feet necessarily experiences foot pain. However, pain caused by having flat feet shouldn’t be ignored because it could lead to more serious foot problems, briefly discussed in the article excerpt below.
Posted by: Killeen Daily Herald
Don’t ignore flat feet: Study links condition to painful foot maladies
Treatment and prevention of adult flatfoot can reduce the incidence of additional foot problems such as bunions, hammertoes, arthritis and calluses, and improve a person’s overall health, according to research published in an issue of the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery.Overweight males in white-collar jobs are most apt to suffer from adult flatfoot disorder, a progressive condition characterized by partial or total collapse of the arch, according to the research. FootHealthFacts.org, the consumer website of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, notes symptoms of adult flatfoot include pain, swelling, flattening of the arch and an inward rolling of the ankle. But because flatfoot is a progressive disorder by nature, the study suggests that neglecting treatment or preventive care can lead to arthritis, loss of function of the foot and other painful foot disorders.
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While ignoring flat feet can lead to the potential problems discussed above, it can also cause your feet to become misaligned which not only causes foot pain, but also leads to a painful chain reaction throughout your body. Foot misalignment happens when the ankle bone slips off the heel bone, causing an inward rotation of the ankle. A more common term for this, popular in the running community, is overpronation or hyperpronation.
There is a remarkable device available called HyProCure® that can correct this foot misalignment caused by flat feet. It’s a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, meaning it’s done by making a very small incision, that places a small titanium stent into the natural space between the ankle and heel bone to correct the overpronation. Patients leave the office in a walking boot and are in their own shoes again within 3 to 4 days. Rarely will the stent ever have to be replaced. HyProCure® can help people with flat feet prevent potential foot problems and allow them to live their lives foot pain free.
To find out if you’re a candidate for HyProCure®, contact a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.
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