Are you feeling fed up with flat foot pain? Although most people with this condition will move around without discomfort, there are people who must manage pain. We are all born with flat feet; it is part of growing up and developing into adults. Around age 6, most of us will develop arches. However, about 2 out of 10 children will keep their flat feet into adulthood.
Dr. Anant Joshi at Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC works with parents to reassure them that flat feet usually is a temporary problem. For adults, who have fallen arches, he can help, too. Common ways of improving the symptoms include, adding more rest to your day, connecting with a physical therapist, or wearing custom orthotics.
If you have been experiencing these problems, it’s time to connect with a podiatrist.
Pain while walking
If you are one of the people who is experiencing pain and stiffness while walking, we want to see you soon. Pain, under any circumstances, is something we take seriously. Fallen arches for adults mean they may need more support. We are here to help. With an increased risk of developing other foot conditions, such as bunions or even arthritis, we recommend keeping a podiatrist in the loop.
Difficulty with balance
September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month, so this detail is timely. If your fallen arches are causing you to have a difficult time with balance, please call us. Feeling unbalanced is a frightening experience. More importantly, you are at a greater risk of falls. If you are over 65, the risk is at its highest.
Sudden development of fallen arches
Our bodies can change — and sometimes it can happen quickly. If you suddenly develop fallen arches, there is some concern. What has caused the change? It could be sudden weight gain, diabetes, or even a broken bone. Together, let’s get to the bottom of the new symptom. Ignoring this recent change could prevent you from potentially spotting something more serious.
Here’s a fact: Flat feet won’t cause pain for most people. If the condition affects you, we’re here to help. At Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC, Dr. Anant Joshi treats a range of conditions, including Achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, athlete’s foot, complications from diabetes, fractures, fungal toenails, and more. He also performs foot and ankle surgery. He is a board-certified podiatrist in Woodland Park, NJ. Contact the office at 973-256-0002.