Foot care specialists like Chiropodists and Podiatrists are frequently called upon to explain the differences between a normal arch foot and that of a collapsed arch or flat foot. While some people with a flattened arch are fortunate enough to be able to live active and pain free lives, many will experience pain and discomfort that can range from mild and occasional to severe and constant.
It is by far the most common complaint that a foot specialist will be consulted about.
Things you should know about flat feet:
How can you tell if you have symptomatic flat feet or fallen arches?
As we already noted, some flat footed people do not experience any symptoms or decrease in foot function, while others are extremely affected by this common condition. Features of acquired flat foot include:
1. Feet that tire easily
2. Painful arches, heels, ankle areas and sometimes Achilles tendon
3. Swelling in the heel and arch area
4. Foot instability when standing on tip toe
5. Frequent ankle sprains and strains caused by rolling over of the foot
How can your Chiropodist/Podiatrist help you with this kind of foot pain?
Your CanadaPhysio footcare specialist can help you find relief from flat foot pain and dysfunction by providing you with education and treatment that can include:
Foot pain is a common condition affecting men, women and children. It is best to have your feet looked at by a foot care specialist who can evaluate your condition and best advise you on a course of action that will diminish pain and increase your foot function. Don’t let foot pain prevent you from participating in and enjoying life to the fullest. Treatment is readily available at any conveniently locations to serve your needs across Ontario, in Toronto, Scarborough, Whitby, Mississauga and London, our trained professionals can help you get back on track.