Flat Feet Treatment at Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome

Flat feet, also known as fallen arches, occur when the arches of the feet flatten out,
allowing the entire sole to touch the ground. This condition can lead to discomfort and pain in the feet, ankles, and even the back. The Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome
specializes in treating flat feet, offering a range of conservative to advanced interventions aimed at relieving symptoms and improving foot function.

Understanding Flat Feet:

Flat feet can be a common condition, present from childhood or developed over time due to stress on the foot’s arch. Symptoms may include pain in the foot, arch, heel, or along the inside of the ankle, and can impact balance, gait, and overall mobility.

Causes of Flat Feet:

  • Genetics: A family history of flat feet can increase your risk.
  • Aging: The natural wear and tear over time can weaken the tendons supporting the arch.
  • Injury: Injuries to the foot or ankle can damage the arch.
  • Obesity: Excessive weight can put additional stress on the arches.
  • Medical Conditions: Conditions like diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis can contribute to flat feet.

Our Treatments for Flat Feet:

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Orthotic Devices: Custom orthotics can provide support to the arches, distributing pressure more evenly.
  • Physical Therapy: Specific exercises can strengthen foot and ankle muscles, improving foot mechanics.
  • Supportive Footwear: Shoes with good arch support and a firm heel counter can help manage symptoms.
  • Stretching Exercises: Stretching the Achilles tendon and calf muscles can reduce discomfort.

Surgical Options:

Surgery may be considered for severe cases or when non-surgical treatments fail to relieve symptoms. Procedures can include reconstructing the arch, fusing bones, or correcting any underlying issues causing the flat feet.

Why Choose Our Center in Rome, GA?

At the Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome, we are committed to providing
individualized care for patients with flat feet. Our team employs the latest diagnostic tools and treatment approaches to ensure the most effective outcomes, focusing on reducing pain and enhancing foot function.


Q: Is it necessary to treat flat feet?
A: Treatment is recommended if flat feet cause pain, lead to other foot problems, or affect mobility. In asymptomatic cases, treatment may not be necessary.

Q: Can exercises cure flat feet?
A: While exercises cannot cure flat feet, they can strengthen the muscles around the arches, improve foot mechanics, and reduce symptoms.

Q: Are flat feet more prone to injury?
A: Yes, flat feet can alter the alignment of your legs, leading to increased stress on your feet, ankles, and knees, and potentially increasing the risk of injuries.

Q: How do I know if my flat feet are causing my foot pain?
A: A thorough evaluation by a podiatrist, including a physical examination and possibly imaging tests, can help determine if your flat feet are the source of your pain.

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