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