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Can you cure flat feet without surgery?

Can you cure flat feet without surgery?

No: There are supportive devices (orthotics) to prevent pain and if conservative measures do not resolve your pain surgery is often your only option. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Conenello
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Fallen Arches (Definition)

A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...Read more


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Do you really need to get surgery for having flat feet?

Do you really need to get surgery for having flat feet?

Flatfeet: Not always. If u get pain relief with orthotics than u don't need to. But if the pain your having is severe and u get no relief from any conservative care than surgery is an option. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of having flat feet surgery?

What are the pros and cons of having flat feet surgery?

PROS AND CONS: Pros: Reserved for the person with LOTS of pain affecting Activities of Daily Living and not controlled with shoe modifications or orthoses.
Cons: FF surgery in an adult is more complex, involving more post-op rehab and healing time than a child. You'll need time off work. Probably crutches or walker. Like any surgery, there is no guarantee of success.
Have an open discussion with your surgeon ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I get surgery to fix my flat feet. How long will I be out of work?

I'm wondering if I get surgery to fix my flat feet. How long will I be out of work?

Flat foot sx: The procedures vary so it depends what is done. Also depends if you sit or stand at work. Most radical surgery would take about 8 weeks to heel but discuss with surgeon. ...Read more

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I have badly pronated feet (flat feet), is there surgery available?

I have badly pronated feet (flat feet), is there surgery available?

Yes: However, surgery should always be your last option, not the first. I suggest conservative treatment first consisting of physical therapy and custom orthotics. You can always have the surgery done later on. ...Read more

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Does a 7yr old need surgery for over pronation and flat feet that is causing pain that sometimes prevent her from playing?

Does a 7yr old need surgery for over pronation and flat feet that is causing pain that sometimes prevent her from playing?

Depends: It all depends on the severity of the deformity, as well as whether it is flexible or rigid. If it is a flexible deformity, a good pair of orthotics can help to maintain better alignment and help with pain and fatigue. For severe deformities, surgical options should be considered. Arthroeresis is usually the option, as the patient is not skeletally mature enough for major reconstruction. ...Read more

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I want to exercise, but I have extrem flat feet, my doctor says my bones in my feet may collapse if I don't get surgery. What exercise should I do?

I want to exercise, but I have extrem flat feet, my doctor says my bones in my feet may collapse if I don't get surgery. What exercise should I do?

Upper body: You would certainly be welcome to do upper body exercises, so as to not "collapse your feet." however, address your flat-footedness early. Go to hyprocure. Com. And/or consult with your local area podiatrist to discuss orthotics. ...Read more

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I want cure my flat foot by surgery...So please tell me what to do?

I want cure my flat foot by surgery...So please tell me what to do?

Flat feet: First you need an evaluation and xrays. Then you can discuss with your podiatrist what needs to be done. Good luck. ...Read more

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Exactly what happens during flat foot surgery?

Exactly what happens during flat foot surgery?

Different options: While any surgery must be tailored to the individual patient, most flatfoot surgeries involve a combination ofcalcaneal osteotomies (realigning heel bone), tendon transfers, calf tendon lengthening, ligament reconstructions and joint fusions. ...Read more

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How effective is reconstructive flat foot surgery?

How effective is reconstructive flat foot surgery?

Can depend on a lot: I consider effective flatfoot surgery as consisting of a good cosmetic and functional result. The degree of flatfootedness will dictate your surgical options. No surgery is without risk or complications. Some procedures require cutting of bone, some require fusion and there are other options as well. For one of the others, see hypo cure. Com. If nothing else, u will learn much. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about reconstructive flat foot surgery?

Can you tell me about reconstructive flat foot surgery?

Depends on how Bad: Flat foot surgery may or may not be a huge commitment. Your age group and as long as you have a flexible flat foot deformity and it's not extremely bad, may respond to st arthroeriesis. In my hands, this can be a very powerful procedure. Requires two weeks on crutches. Go to hyprocure. Com. However, it severe or a more rigid deformity, this will require "cutting of bone" realignment. ...Read more

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After surgery of navicular xtra bone in foot am I able to join military? I've flat foot too. Does navicular bone makes pain in tarsal?

After surgery of navicular xtra bone in foot am I able to join military? I've flat foot too. Does navicular bone makes pain in tarsal?

Souls be able to: Join, I do not believe flatfeet is a reason not to take someone anymore, navicular is a tarsal bone, so yes can cause pain. ...Read more

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Is there any type of cure or surgery to help with fallen arch flat foot on left foot and. Does it work? I use orthotics.

Is there any type of cure or surgery to help with fallen arch flat foot on left foot and. Does it work? I use orthotics.

Best to Ask & Ask: There is a surgery to correct just about anything that is perceived to be wrong with a foot. Most of the surgeries work pretty well and have a predictably good outcome. Some, well, can have more risk and need to considered thoughtfully. There are several ways to treat a "fallen" arch, your best answer would be to seek several opinions from specialists familiar with the various treatment options. ...Read more

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Can flat foot be made normal curve foot, am very prone to ankle injuries and in last year august had a ACL reconstruction surgery am overweight also?

Can flat foot be made normal curve foot, am very prone to ankle injuries and in last year august had a ACL reconstruction surgery am overweight also?

Flat foot: The best solution is to see a podiatrist and get orthotics made. There may be a need for an ankle brace, but that will be part of your evaluation when you see him/her. Best of luck. ...Read more

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After standing for while feel back pain & tightness relieved when I bend over, can hear it crack. No surgery/injury. I have flat foot Causes? Normal?

Varies: There are many potential causes, among the two most common are the development if a condition known as a spondylolysis, it some early degeneration in your facet joints. If your symptoms warrant it, don't hesitate to be seen. Many conservative treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Opinion confused- My orthopedic Dr in ankle- foot said recommend you not to run.@risk for surgery for flat foot.-arch, My GP says yes, Help?

Dr. Opinion confused- My orthopedic Dr in ankle- foot said recommend you not to run.@risk for surgery for flat foot.-arch, My GP says yes, Help?

Think it over.: Sometimes these decisions come down to just one thing. What do you want to do? If there is no apparent trouble with your foot/ ankle, then just what is the concern. Some of the finest athletes in the would are flatfooted. I am confused as to why stopping an activity for fear it may lead to some surgical correction of a deformity that may never be of consequence. Go figure. ...Read more

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I had foot surgery on my left foot to fix my flat foot and the doctor said that they fused my bone and put a screw. When can I walk? Physical therapy?

This discussion: Should ONLY take place with your surgeon. From your description it is unclear if you had a subtalar stent placed in or if you had a flatfoot reconstruction. If a subtalar stent was put in then the "screw" isn't really a screw its an implant and it did not get placed into any bone, rather was placed ina a canal between the ones. ...Read more

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FLAT feet and fallen arch. Is it best to get custom RX orthotics for feet or store bought ones? Please advise. Dr. said no more run at surgeyr risk

FLAT feet and fallen arch. Is it best to get custom RX orthotics for feet or store bought ones? Please advise. Dr. said no more run at surgeyr risk

Flat feet: Either at first. Try an inexpensive over the counter arch support first. If symptoms improve greatly then should be ok. If symptoms slightly improve then custom orthotics are recommended.
Custom inserts are casted from molds of your feet so basically are your inserts only.
Over the counter devices are designed to fit everyone.
See your local podiatrist ...Read more

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Can flatfoot correction surgery make your feet smaller?

Can flatfoot correction surgery make your feet smaller?

Not the goal: The goal of flatfoot reconstructive surgery is not cosmetic; it is meant to correct abnormal function and is a biomechanical condition. ...Read more

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Is there a foot surgery for flatfoot / overpronation?

Flatfeet: There is. But to determine how extensive the procedure is. Your feet will need to be evaluated by a surgeon. You'll need x-rays and a gait analysis to determine what procedures will correct your deformity. ...Read more

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Is there foot and ankle surgery for fallen arches? I've had fallen arches my entire life. I enjoy hiking, but notice that my ankles really swell from the constant pounding even with good arch supports. Would foot and ankle surgery be a possible option to

Is there foot and ankle surgery for fallen arches? I've had fallen arches my entire life. I enjoy hiking, but notice that my ankles really swell from the constant pounding even with good arch supports. Would foot and ankle surgery be a possible option to

Flat feet: If ankle braces and orthotics have not helped then I would recommend foot surgery. There is various types of foot surgery that can lift or reconstruct an arch. I would recommend talking with your foot and ankle specialist or a foot fellow orthopedist to discuss various surgeries that could benefit you. ...Read more

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I am flat footed and am thinking about getting surgery on my foot. Do you think it will hurt long afterwards?

I am flat footed and am thinking about getting surgery on my foot. Do you think it will hurt long afterwards?

There are different: Types of flatfoot surgery. Some are more extensive than others. Some require more difficult post op periods. I think it would depend on which procedure you are talking about. Ice, pain meds are generally helpful. ...Read more

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I, 'm flat footed and hurt my foot and now the tendon is flared up really bad is there anything besides surgery to help it I am wearing a boot?

The boot is a good.: Idea, also icing the area is a good idea. When you get out of the boot and orthotic to support the foot would be prudent. ...Read more

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Surgery options for patellofemoral syndrome from flat feet and very tight thigh muscles weak muscles inside legs.15yo active girl. Different surgeries?

Surgery options for patellofemoral syndrome from flat feet and very tight thigh muscles weak muscles inside legs.15yo active girl. Different surgeries?

May need orthotics: See a podiatrist for a recommendation on if orthotics could be right for you. If you want to try an over-the-coubter product first, try spenco total support. Http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/total-support-insoles insoles. I would try this before surgery. ...Read more

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How does one get flat feet?

How does one get flat feet?

Genetics: It's inherited. The other possibilities could be traumatic or degeneration due to metabolic conditions. ...Read more

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Do flat feet affect your height?

Do flat feet affect your height?

So slightly...: Not enough to be remotely important though. ...Read more

Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Included in the normal anatomy of the foot is what is known as the plantar or longitudinal arch. A normal arch protects excessive weight bearing to occur in certain parts of the foot. In flat foot, this arch is reduced in size. Mild cases may not cause symptoms, severe cases can potentially cause ...Read more


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Flatfeet (Definition)

A condition in which the arch or instep of the foot collapses and comes in contact with the ground. In some individuals, this arch never develops while they are growing. ...Read more