Flat Feet Specialist

About Feet Podiatry Center

Podiatry located in Exton, PA

Having flat feet is a common condition that can sometimes lead to chronic foot and ankle discomfort. If you’re experiencing pain and swelling associated with your flat feet, the board-certified podiatrists provide integrative treatment solutions at About Feet Podiatry Center in Exton, Pennsylvania. Find out more by booking a flat feet exam online or by calling to speak with a team member.

Flat Feet Q&A

What causes flat feet?

Most people are born with flat feet and have them throughout infancy. But as your arches develop as you begin walking, flat feet generally begin to fade away. Some people never outgrow flat feet and have them for the rest of their lives. This is often hereditary.

You can also develop flat feet at any point in life — known as adult-acquired flat foot — due to:

  • Diabetes 
  • Obesity
  • Foot or ankle injury
  • Rheumatoid arthritis 

It’s even common to develop flat feet as you get older because of age-related wear-and-tear on connective tissues that support your arches. 

Do I need treatment for flat feet?

Not always. For some, flat feet never cause any problems. Other times though, flat feet lead to ongoing pain and discomfort issues. The expert podiatric team at About Feet Podiatry Center encourage you to come in for an evaluation if your flat feet are associated with:

  • Foot or ankle swelling
  • Arch or heel pain 
  • Sports injuries 
  • Ankle instability

You may also find that your symptoms worsen during activity, such as exercise. If any of these flat feet-related issues sound familiar, the team at About Feet Podiatry Center can help. 

How are flat feet treated?

Treating flat feet involves combining personalized treatment solutions that are designed to minimize pain and inflammation, while giving your arches plenty of support for optimal stability. Your flat feet treatment plan from About Feet Podiatry Center is likely going to include a combination of the following conservative options:

  • Custom orthotics, designed with a digital scanner
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Changes in footwear
  • Supportive taping 
  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing
  • Icing 

If you developed flat feet because of wear-and-tear or if you have a serious issue, like a torn tendon, your podiatrist may recommend surgery to correct the underlying issues. About Feet Podiatry Center is home to two state-of-the-art surgical rooms, so you can get all of your treatment and postoperative care needs under one roof. 

If your flat feet are causing you pain, contact About Feet Podiatry Center to get started on treatment. Book your exam either online or over the phone today.