Don’t Let Flat Feet Get You Down

Flat feet have a way of causing little drama at the beginning, only to become problematic later on with lack of treatment. Flat feet develop when there is an alteration in the form of the foot because the arch is not in a neutral position and occur because the tendons holding joints together have become loose. These tendons are meant to constrict and create the shape of the arch as children grow, but when they do not, the tendons of the ankle can weaken, which seriously hinders the support in the arch.

Factors that play a role in contributing to the formation of flat feet include aging, obesity, diabetes or severe traumatic injuries to the foot. Because there is a misalignment that causes flat feet, the whole body can be thrown off of alignment. This not only affects your feet but also the ankles, knees or hips. For these reasons, you can find a way out of flat feet by utilizing the latest treatment methods to get that arch back!

Treatment for this condition includes:

At Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM located in Chicago, Illinois, our foot doctor, Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, will identify the cause of your flat feet and provide a targeted, high-quality approach to help your feet get their arches back! Please make an appointment by calling our office at (773) 561-8100and check out our Patient Education Library for further helpful and useful information that can provide you with a more informed discussion on how to deal with flat feet.

Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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