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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Do’s and Don’ts for 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.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT
Daniel Phan, D.P.M.

Podiatric Medicine

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

Do’s and Don’ts for Dealing With Flat Feet

Flat feet is a common condition that we treat at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists. Although surgery is the only way to correct this deformity, there are many treatment options and steps you can take on your own to lessen pain and discomfort.

Below are some do’s and don’ts for lessening symptoms of flat feet or fallen arches:

Do: make an appointment to have your feet examined by one of our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel to confirm a diagnosis of flat feet and rule out other possible conditions. Flat feet can cause pain not only in the arch and heel of the foot but also in the shins, knees and lower back so it’s important to get treatment before it progresses and begins to cause harm in other areas of your lower body.

Don’t: go barefoot if you have been diagnosed with flat feet.

Do: wear shoes that have good arch support.

Do: rest your foot from activities that cause pain or discomfort and avoid long periods of walking or standing.

Don’t: neglect wearing your custom orthotic device if the foot doctor has prescribed one for you. The orthotic provides the necessary support and helps keep your foot in place and avoid straining your heel, legs and lower back.

Do: lose weight if you are obese or carrying excess weight. Every pound you lose lessens the burden on the arch of your foot and can significantly reduce symptoms.

Do: contact our Aberdeen office by calling: 732-566-2841 if the pain is getting worse or you are having more difficulty walking. This may mean that the condition has worsened, or the inflammation may be so bad that a period of immobilization of the foot may be necessary to allow healing to occur.

Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Do’s and Don’ts for 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