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Is flat foot treatable?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 33 years experience
Yes: The symptoms of flatfoot are usually amenable to supportive shoes and arch supports (which may include custom made foot supports). More advanced bracing or surgery might help the most severe cases.
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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 43 years experience
There are 2 kinds: Of flatfoot: the more common is a flexible flatfoot, which is treated with orthotics, arch supports and such, and a rare and much worse kind called peroneal spastic flatfoot, which at minimum requires a brace, and sometimes needs surgery to alleviate pain. See a podiatrist.
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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Absolutely: Many patients who have painful flatfoot find great relief with conservative and/or surgical treatment options.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What should I do about my flat foot?

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Dr. Frank Smith
Podiatry 30 years experience
Flat feet : Many options are available : the most aggressive is surgery and there are many surgical procedures that can be done by podiatrist or orthpods. I would start with a foot orthotic. It depends on the level of pain your having and any other co-problems associated with the flat feet. Most people with flat feet need an accomadative type orthotic.
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