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Flat Feet Surgery Before And After
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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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Does flat foot gets beter with medication? I have flat foot, doctors say no surgery needed. Wil it be as it is or wil get back to normal after somtime?
Flat foot: One is usually born with flat feet Arch supports may help it feel better but there is no real "cure" ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
I am flat footed and am thinking about getting surgery on my foot. Do you think it will hurt long afterwards?
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
Surgery options for patellofemoral syndrome from flat feet and very tight thigh muscles weak muscles inside legs.15yo active girl. Different surgeries?
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