About Flat Feet
Individuals with flat feet, caused by the flattening of the arch of the foot, frequently experience ankle pain and have trouble performing many daily activities. While there are treatments that can provide some relief including include rest, immobilization, shoe inserts, braces and physical therapy, the proper correction of flatfoot deformity may be the best option for reducing pain and improving walking ability. The goal of surgical correction is to improve the alignment of the foot. This allows for more normal pressures during standing and walking. A combination of procedures is performed to help restore the arch. Full recovery from flatfoot surgery can take up to a year.