Find Answers From Our Roanoke Podiatrists About Your Foot and Ankle Pain...and About Our Practice!
We love to hear (and answer) your questions! Listed are some frequently asked questions we receive at office, as well as some answers to others that we think you may find very informative. Make sure to check out our blog as well, where you’ll find in-depth articles on common feet and ankle problems.
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Do flat feet hurt?
Flat feet is a fairly common and usually painless condition, but that does not mean that there are no issues associated with it. Some symptoms include fatigued feet, swelling, difficulty with moving, and, yes, even pain. The larger issue with low arches is how they affect other body parts, including the ankles, knees, and hips.
When you have flat feet, they often overpronate when you walk or run. This means that the foot rolls excessively inward as it completes the motion from the heel striking the ground through the final push of the toes. As your body tries to compensate, the alignment of your legs is thrown off and your joints may pull in a manner in which they were not intended.
If your low arches are causing you pain, Shenandoah Podiatry can help. Dr. Jennifer Keller is an experienced podiatrists who provides world-class treatment. Call our Roanoke office at (540) 904-1458 or schedule an appointment online and get the pain relief you need today!
How can flat feet be treated?
Treatment for flat feet includes a handful of conservative, nonsurgical options that work well. Before you seek medical assistance, you could try wearing shoes that are designed for individuals who have low arches. There are an array of athletic shoes that are tailored for people who have this particular condition, but you can also purchase over-the-counter inserts to help provide arch support.
Another form of flat feet treatment that is particularly effective is the use of orthotics. Orthotics are similar to inserts, but with the key distinction that these medical devices are prescribed and completely customized for your unique feet. The inserts you buy in stores are mass-produced and do not offer the same level of treatment for you.
When you suffer from issues that can arise from having flat feet, you need the experts at Shenandoah Podiatry. Dr. Jennifer Keller provides exceptional foot care for those who live in the Roanoke area. Call (540) 904-1458 for our Roanoke office or schedule an appointment online to receive the relief you need from foot and ankle pain today.