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Options for Adult Acquired Flatfoot

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Sometimes you acquire different tastes as an adult. The Flights of Fancy wine tasting, for example, in the Chapel Street Historic and Broadway districts of New Haven, leans toward a more mature palette. That’s happening January 28th, if you’re interested. Other things, however, like adult acquired flatfoot, are not very classy at all. Let’s learn more about the options involved in treating this often painful condition.

Treatments for flat feet can take both conservative and surgical forms. The plan for each patient will depend on the severity of his or her symptoms, goals of foot function, and the presence of other conditions such as arthritis.

Ideally, unless conditions are just too severe, conservative methods should always be attempted before considering surgery. These methods include rest, immobilization, custom-made orthotics, and physical therapy. These treatments all have the goal of relieving the symptoms of inflammation and pain while properly supporting the fallen arch.

If surgery becomes needed, several different procedures can be considered. This once again depends on the facts surrounding an individual patient. Different operations can lengthen the ligaments and muscles to take extra stress of the foot, realign bones to restore stability, or fuse joints together to relieve pain.

Different procedures have different recovery times, and that is best discussed if and when the time for surgery comes. You certainly won’t find help for adult acquired flatfoot if you don’t take the first steps, though. Schedule an appointment with us at Family Foot Care & Surgery so we can examine your foot completely and fully discuss your options with you. Reach our Hamden office by calling (203) 288-4055 or our Milford office at (203) 876-7736. You can contact us through our online form as well.

Dr. Sanjay V. Patel
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Dr. Patel has over 20 years of experience in the field of podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery.
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