Foot Symptoms

Flat Feet

Flat feet, which are also called “pes planus” or more commonly “fallen arches”, is a postural deformity in which the arches (the tendons attached at the heel and foot bones) collapse, causing the entire sole of the foot to come into complete or near-complete contact with the ground. The symptoms that people from Hamilton, Oakville, Paris, Flamborough, Burlington, Grimsby, Cayuga, Dundas, Simcoe, Milton, Brantford, Jarvis, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Woodstock, Port Dover, Caledonia and Cambridge most commonly experience from flat feet are back and leg pain, difficulty moving the feet, tired, painful, swollen and achy feet. Flat feet can arise from a variety of causes:

  • Nerve problems
  • Aging
  • Pregnancy
  • An abnormality that is present at birth
  • Stretched or torn tendons
  • Damage or inflammation of the posterior tibial tendon (PTT)
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, other forms of arthritis, diabetes or obesity

At Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre in Hamilton, we can help you alleviate the symptoms of your flat feet with a thorough examination of your feet, and such products or services as:

  • Orthopedic shoes
  • Custom orthotics
  • Pediatric orthotics
  • Sport orthotics
  • Rest & ice to reduce pain and swelling
  • Stretching exercises
  • Anti-inflammatory pain relief medication (oral or injected)
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Braces or casts

For further information on the services and products that our chiropodists / footcare specialists provide for reducing the issues associated with flat feet, please get in touch with our Hamilton, Ontario location today.

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