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Flat Feet Specialist

Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates

Podiatrists located in New York, NY & Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Flatfeet can lead to ongoing foot and ankle instability, which can increase your risk of chronic pain and inflammation. If you have flatfeet, the top-rated podiatrists at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates, located in Upper East Side Manhattan and Bay Ridge of Brooklyn, New York, have a solution. Start your personalized flatfeet treatment plan right away by scheduling an evaluation. You can request your flatfeet exam either online or over the phone.

Flat Feet Q & A

What causes flatfeet?

Flatfeet are common in children, although they tend to outgrow them as their plantar fascia strengthens and their arches develop. Sometimes though, flatfeet continue into adulthood or even develop during your adult years. You can develop flatfeet due to:

  • Injury or trauma
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Overuse, either from work or sporting activities

Having flatfeet is a sign that the tendons and ligaments that support your arch have weakened. Because fallen arches can increase your risk of foot and ankle instability, it’s important to have flatfeet evaluated by a podiatrist.

When should I see a podiatrist for flatfeet?

Not all cases of flatfeet are bothersome. But even if your flatfeet don’t seem to be causing any issues now, they certainly can in the future. Ideally, you should have your flatfeet examined before any symptoms arise.

It’s particularly important to have a flatfeet evaluation at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates if you experience:

  • Swollen feet
  • Chronic foot pain
  • Acute arch or heel pain
  • Frequent sprained ankles
  • Knee, leg, hip, or lower back pain

At Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates, your dedicated podiatrist evaluates your feet and ankles and talks with you about the symptoms you’re experiencing. They also need to know what triggers your symptoms, like if you play a sport or work on your feet all day. This information helps your podiatrist design the best flatfeet treatment plan for your needs.

How are flatfeet treated?

Treating flatfeet involves a multifaceted approach where your podiatrist focuses on relieving current pain and inflammation, while also promoting healing in soft tissues, bones, and joints. Your flatfeet treatment plan from Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates can include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Daily stretches
  • Specialized supportive shoes
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Occasionally, surgery is needed to treat flatfeet. The top-rated foot and ankle surgeons at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates use minimally invasive measures to repair tissues, release rigid connective tissues, remove bone spurs, or make any other repairs to resolve your flatfeet discomfort.

Book your flatfeet evaluation at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates today. Click on the online scheduler or call either office directly.