Our major goal for any foot or ankle condition is to resolve the problem through conservative (nonsurgical) treatment methods when possible. Unfortunately, there are some medical issues that cannot be successfully treated without surgery. The good news is that most cases of flatfoot do not require surgical intervention.
You can be assured that our doctors at Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida will not recommend a surgical procedure unless there are no other options. In the case of a flatfoot condition, we start treatment by using options like custom orthotic devices, physical therapy, and stretching exercises you can perform at home. For a majority of patients, a combination of these methods is sufficient for treating symptoms like arch pain, difficulty with daily activities, and feet that are easily fatigued.
The most apparent way you will know flatfoot surgery is right for you is simply because we have exhausted other treatment options, and your symptoms continue to be a problem. At that time, we will discuss flatfoot reconstruction options together.
We might recommend a combination of surgical procedures for flatfeet to handle the job conservative methods were unable to do. Typically, the procedures are used to correct any bone deformities that are contributing to the flatfoot condition and repair connective tissues (tendons, ligaments).
Don’t suffer from painful flatfoot symptoms – find the care you need at Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida! Our approach is to start treatment for this condition with nonsurgical methods. If they do not produce the desired results, then we will discuss flatfoot reconstruction as a potential option. Contact us today by calling 407-339-7759 or 352-589-9550 (if you call from Lake County) or simply fill out our online form to request your appointment at any of our five Florida offices, Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Kissimmee, or Tavares.