Treating Flat Feet in North York
Here at Dufferin Foot Clinic, our goal is to provide the people of North York with the absolute best in foot care. Our Chiropodists treat a wide variety of conditions to ensure that you can have feet that function exactly how they should. When the people of North York need a Chiropodist they can trust to diagnose, treat and prevent common foot conditions, they come to us.
Flat feet is a common condition that many Canadians deal with. Typically, flat feet develop during the infant and toddler years. This happens when the longitudinal arch of the foot is not developed before the child starts walking. Average feet have an arch that continues to develop through childhood.
Flat feet can results in ankle bones that lean inward more toward the center line of the foot, known as pronation. Flat feet are noticeable in children with shoes that lean toward the other foot. Flat feet may not cause problems or pain with the feet, although any sign of pain in the ankle, lower leg or foot should be evaluated by a qualified Chiropodist.
Painful Progressive Flatfoot
Inflammation of the tibialis posterior tendon can lead to a condition known as painful progressive flatfoot, or tibialis posterior tendonitis. This condition is often the result of a tendon that is torn, stretch or inflamed. When left untreated by a qualified foot specialist, the patient may deal with chronic pain and even severe disability. Those with flat feet or abnormal tendon attachment in the midfoot are prone to painful progressive flatfoot.
Treating Flat Feet
Depending on the severity of your condition, flat feet may be treated several different ways.
- Foot Mobilisation Technique
- Supportive taping or bracing
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication
Medication should never be taken for painful progressive flatfoot until you have spoken with a doctor about your condition. Here at Dufferin Foot Clinic, we are proud of our ability to help the people of North York deal with this painful and sometimes debilitating condition.
Give Us a Call
When you are concerned that you or someone you love is dealing with this painful condition, give us a call and schedule an appointment at (416) 654-5515.