Flat feet arch supports
Flat foot can cause pain, interfere with balance and coordination and leave you prone to tripping, especially towards the end of the day. Flat foot conditions are sometimes congenital and may become progressively worse over time. If you suffer with flat feet, you should be seen by a qualified foot doctor. Brooklyn based Progressive Podiatry can help.
Custom orthotic inserts are the initial treatment of choice. These devices often can correct the position of the foot and allow you to walk pain-free without surgery. The goal of the insoles is to position the heel bone so that it allows the foot to form a natural arch and to take the strain off ligaments and tendons. The best flat feet arch supports are custom molded to the patient’s foot. We take exact molds of both feet in the office, then send them to our lab to build the device. One of the benefits of using our custom orthotic inserts, is that are as thin as a credit card, so that they fit into most shoes. They are superior to over the counter products as they precisely fit the natural contour of your foot.
It takes about a week to break in custom orthotic inserts and start to notice a change. An additional advantage to using flat feet arch supports, is that they also help your posture and natural stance, which can help alleviate knee pain. They are designed to be worn all day in all types of foot gear and will last between 5-10 years.
Patients with more severe flat foot conditions may eventually require surgical correction. Surgery aims at limiting excessive motion in the rear foot joints to create a permanently arched foot. New surgical technologies allow certain patients to have minimally invasive procedures and prevent the need for more complicated reconstructive surgery.
If you suffer from flat foot click here to schedule an exam with our foot doctor. Brooklyn based Progressive Podiatry can also be reached by calling 718-840-0660. We have convenient locations in Park Slope, Bay Ridge and Mill Basin.
Dr. Evan Breth, Park Slope Podiatry (link to Park Slope post)