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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Dealing with Flat Feet | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Katy Statler, D.P.M.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Dealing with Flat Feet
 

116744.jpgYour foot is a complex structure designed to support the weight of your entire body. The arch of your foot plays a key role in the distribution of weight throughout your foot. At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we see many patients for whom the arch of the foot is partially or completely fallen. Flat feet can cause several problems but fortunately there are ways to compensate.

Ouch, That Hurts!

If your arch is partially or completely collapsed it will result in pain in several parts of your foot because your whole alignment is thrown off. Symptoms of flat feet include:

 

  • Pain in your heel, ankle, arch or along the outside edge of your foot
  • An aching or general feeling of fatigue in your foot or leg
  • Overpronation: your ankle roles inward
  • Shin splints or shin bone pain
  • Hip, knee or lower back pain

 

Diagnosis and Treatment

If our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. MullinDr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel suspect that you have full or partially fallen arches they will take a complete medical history and examine your feet, observing how they look both when you are standing and when you are sitting. In most cases, an x-ray will be ordered (which can be done right in our Aberdeen office) to get a full picture of just how far your flat feet have progressed.

There are several conservative treatments available. The foot doctor will discuss your options and develop a treatment plan that best suits you. It may include one or more of the following:

  • Weight loss—excess weight puts additional strain on your arches and can make symptoms worse.
  • Medication—NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as ibuprofen may be recommended to help reduce inflammation and pain
  • Orthotic devices—custom made inserts for your shoes may create support for your arch and help properly distribute weight
  • Physical therapy
  • Immobilization—sometimes this is necessary to avoid weight bearing to prevent more damage


The podiatrist will also recommend that a patient choose shoes with good arch support and cut down or eliminate activities that cause pain, including prolonged periods of standing or walking.

If you have additional questions about flatfeet, contact us by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Dealing with Flat Feet, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen