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Lilburn Podiatrist | Lilburn Flatfoot (Fallen Arches) | GA | Comprehensive Foot and Ankle, LLC |

Comprehensive Foot and Ankle, LLC

J. Palmer Branch, DPM
Board Certified in both Foot Surgery as well as
Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
Fellow- American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
OFFICE LOCATIONS:
Cumming/

Hamilton Mill:

 770-886-6833
Lilburn:
 770-921-8800
  
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Flatfoot (Fallen Arches)

 

It is rare to find someone who walks with both feet in perfect alignment. A foot that is flat or has a very high arch does not necessarily require treatment unless there is pain.  Often we walk on the inside or outsides of our feet, or with our toes or heels rotated inward or outward more than they should be. These atypical walking patterns can cause many problems not just with the feet but also for the whole body as the alignment of the feet sets the foundation for the whole body’s alignment. One of the most common effects of improper alignment is known as flatfoot, or pes planus.

Also sometimes called "fallen arches", the condition of flat feet is characterized by a lack of appropriate arch in the inner foot. It can be a genetic condition or the result of improper body mechanics. Often the whole of the foot will contact the ground with little to no arch being present. Because a normal foot is structurally able to support the weight of the body thanks to the bone structure that comprises the arch, a flat foot often is unable to properly support this weight and will cause extreme pressure in the joints in the foot and above, such as the ankles, knees and hips.  Other problems such as tendonitis, bunion and hammertoe deformities, arthritis of the foot joints, and chronic fatigue of the leg muscles can also result.

If you have flat feet, you may also experience pain throughout the lower body and into the lower back. Orthotics (custom-made rigid foot supports) can be prescribed when over-the-counter supports do not provide releif and surgery can also offer a more permanent solution in severe cases.   The board-certified doctors in our practice would be able to select the most appropriate course of action in each case.  Contact us today to discuss which treatment option may be right for you.

Lilburn Podiatrist | Lilburn Flatfoot (Fallen Arches) | GA | Comprehensive Foot and Ankle, LLC |
 
 
Lilburn Podiatrist Comprehensive Foot and Ankle, LLC is a poidiatry office providing Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Lilburn, GA. We also do Welcome, Achilles Tendonitis, Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Taylor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Xerosis and all work related in the 30047 area and surrounding areas in Lilburn