Flat Feet

At the office of Westchester Podiatric Medicine of Rockland, we focus on the total well-being of our patients. It’s our aim to provide a positive patient experience by providing the highest standard of personalized care. Whether you are suffering from an ingrown toenail, a fungal condition, foot deformity or injury, our experienced podiatrist will provide effective treatment plan to restore the comfort, mobility, and the health of your feet. New patients are always welcome to our state-of-the-art facility, where we look forward to getting to know you and your loved ones.

Flat feet, which are also referred to as pes planus, is a deformity that occurs when the arch of the foot collapses and comes into complete or near-complete contact with the ground. The condition can be congenital or it can develop over time as a result of age or injury. Although most people with flat feet present few, if any symptoms, those who do often report pain in the midfoot region. This discomfort makes any physical activity difficult and it may be accompanied by swelling along the inner ankle and arch.  If you believe you have flat feet, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our experienced podiatrist. We will conduct a comprehensive review of symptoms, physical examination and perform diagnostic testing as needed to evaluate the structure of your foot. Treatment for flat feet varies in children and adults. In both cases, a conservative approach is typically provided, with surgical intervention reserved for only the most severe of cases. Often, custom fabricated orthotics are recommended for flat feet. Physical therapy involving foot gymnastics may also be beneficial as it involves activities that strengthen the intrinsic muscles of the foot.  

At the office OF Westchester Podiatric Medicine of Rockland, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our practice and the many services we provide, give our office a call today.

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