Can flat feet be fixed permanently?

In adults, flat feet usually remain permanently flat. Treatment usually addresses the symptoms rather than a cure. In adults the condition is called “acquired” flatfoot because it affects feet that at one point in time had a normal longitudinal arch. The deformity may worsen over time as one ages.

What doctor specializes in flat feet?

A podiatrist should check flat feet if they have become painful, stiff or numb, if the feet and ankles are frequently injured, if there are issues with balance and walking, if only one foot is flat, or if your feet have become flat in adulthood.

Can flat foot surgery fail?

Failure of flatfoot reconstruction can occur in many ways. Revision surgery must address the residual deformity if one exists, restore strength and balance to the foot and ankle, and address persistent joint pain.

Can you walk after flat foot surgery?

It is important to refrain from taking anti-inflammatory medications or smoking: both can hinder recovery. A week after surgery, your pain levels should be significantly reduced, and you can start to walk short distances at home with the aid of your crutches.

Is flat foot surgery worth it?

Flat foot reconstruction surgery can restore mobility and functionality to your feet. Whether you inherited your flat feet or acquired the condition as an adult, these types of surgeries have a high success rate and are considered relatively low-risk. This surgery isn’t for everyone and complications do occur.

What are the problems associated with flat feet?

Flat feet tend to cause another condition called overpronation, which is when the ankles roll inward while you’re walking. This can lead to foot and ankle pain. Because your feet are the basis of support for your entire body, having flat feet and overpronation can cause problems with your spinal alignment.

Can flat feet lead to back pain?

The relationship between the feet, back, and hips is significant, so when there is a problem with feet it can cause pain in those areas. Flat feet is a foot problem that is a very common cause of lower back pain.

How long is flat foot surgery recovery?

You cannot put any weight on the foot for six to eight weeks, or until cleared by your surgeon. Around 12 weeks after surgery, patients may be able to wear normal shoes using a foot or ankle brace. Complete recovery may take up to a year, and physical therapy may be necessary.

Who are the foot specialists at Toronto Foot Clinic?

One of my Foot Clinic’s Chiropodists was the first licensed Toronto Chiropodist / Foot Specialist in Canada to be certified in A.R.T. (Active Release Technique) for the lower limb. We presently have tenToronto Chiropodists on staff as well as Dr. John A. Hardy.

What do you need to know about Flatfoot surgery?

Adult acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD) is a collapse of the arch of the foot. Flatfoot surgery addresses the bones, ligaments, and tendons that support the arch, often through a combination of procedures. The goals of the surgery are to improve the alignment of the foot and restore more normal pressure during standing and walking.

Where can I get foot surgery in Canada?

Our doctors perform foot, ankle, and toe surgery at our private accredited surgical centres across Canada. The province in which your specific surgery takes place depends on the specifics of the surgery. You may need to travel to another province but will stay in Canada.

What kind of doctor should I See for Flatfoot?

Patients with a painful flatfoot frequently mention ankle and/or foot pain and difficulty with daily activities. A foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon should do a complete evaluation of the foot, including a medical history, physical exam, and X-rays.