You’ve probably heard the term “flat feet” before, but most people don’t know that it can cause tremendous pain and discomfort for patients. If you have pain in the middle of your foot or if it is difficult for you to stand on your tiptoes, you may be suffering from flat feet. Little Elm patients should call Dr. Verville today to find out how she can help relieve their pain. You don’t have to just “grin and bear it” when it comes to flat feet.
How Do I Get Started?
When you call us, you’ll speak to one of our friendly and dedicated staff. Our staff will always treat you with respect and will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and talk with you about your concerns.
The next step in the process is to schedule a time for you to come into our offices and meet with Dr. Verville. During this first meeting, Dr. Verville will talk with you about your condition and also learn more about your medical history and any medications that you might be taking currently. Dr. Verville will also perform an examination, and she may even do an imaging test, such as an X-ray.
After that, Dr. Verville will make some treatment recommendations and talk with you at length about your options. She’ll also create a treatment plan that will guide her through the rest of the process. Call us today at (214) 285-8822 to learn more and to set up your first appointment.
What Are Flat Feet?
When a patient has “fallen arches” or flat feet, that arch will not be present. This means that the entire surface on the bottom of your foot is touching the ground when you stand.
What Causes Flat Feet?
Little Elm men and women who have flat feet may report a number of different causes for the condition.
- Undeveloped arches – In children, the foot arch is not developed, but it usually appears over time as the child grows. But in some cases, that may not happen, and that leads to flat feet.
- Injury – Damaged tendons can cause flat feet and so can a broken bone in the foot.
There are a few other possible causes of flat feet including pregnancy, diabetes, and obesity.
What’s Wrong with Flat Feet?
Little Elm patients that suffer from flat feet will notice a variety of symptoms.
- Alignment – When you have flat feet, it can distort the alignment of your feet and ankles with the rest of your leg.
- Foot pain – If you have pain on the underside of your foot or in your ankle, this can be a sign of flat feet.
- Tiptoes – If it is hard for you to stand on your tiptoes, it could be because of flat feet.
- Swelling – Look for swelling on the inside of your ankle or feet.
- Dry skin – Another sign is flaky, waxy, or dry skin on the soles of your feet.
Treatment for Flat Feet
For many of our patients in Little Elm, treating your flat feet can be as simple as changing the types of shoes that you wear, using shoe inserts, or taping your feet with padding. Other patients may need prescription orthotics to help. Dr. Verville also exhausts non-invasive and non-surgical treatment methods first before considering surgical solutions to flat feet.
Little Elm patients should call Dr. Verville at the first sign of symptoms at (214) 285-8822. Waiting for these types of problems to disappear on their own will usually only cause them to get worse and cost more to treat. Call us today!