Flat Feet

Causes

Hypermobility

Pronation is a part of the normal walking, but when there is excessive pronation during critical parts of the gait cycle, it can lead to pain and instability.

Tarsal Coalition

A condition where there is excessive growth of bone or cartilage in one of the joints of the rearfoot.

Symptoms

  • Pain and muscle fatigue with walking
  • Ankle pain
  • Knee pain
  • Muscle cramps on the outside of your legs at night
  • “Growing pains”
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Treatments

  • Wearing good shoes
  • Prescription Orthotics
  • Surgery

Of special note, from ages 4 – 14 flat feet can be corrected with orthotics and a surgical procedure performed through 3 small incisions that leaves minimal scarring.

Some flat feet are not pathologic (painful) and require no treatment. But if you (or a child of yours) has painful flat feet, let one of our physicians evaluate your foot and recommend the best course of action. If left untreated, flat feet can cause significant pain and keep an otherwise healthy child from engaging in normal athletic activities.

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This x-ray shows a flat foot that was surgically corrected utilizing a ProStop implant.

The procedure is minimally invasive and quite successful in creating an arch for the patient.

Call Central Carolina Foot and Ankle Associates at 919-477-9333 for an appointment or click the link below.

Central Carolina Foot & Ankle Associates

NORTH DURHAM
CENTRAL MEDICAL PARK
2609 N. Duke Street, Ste. 301
Durham, NC 27704
(near the corner of N. Duke St. and Stadium Dr.)
919-477-9333

SOUTHWEST DURHAM
HIGHGATE CENTRE
5107 Southpark Drive
Suite 202
Durham, NC 27713
(close to RTP and Chapel Hill)
919-544-2583