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Flat Feet and Heel Pain

Flat feet, also referred to as flatfoot, pes planus, pronated foot, and fallen arches, is a deformity with various degrees of physical impact. Flat feet are characterized by no arch; the entire sole of your foot touches, or nearly touches, the ground when standing. This condition in one or both feet can be passed down as a hereditary trait or may simply develop over time.

Heel pain is a common foot problem. Pain usually occurs under the heel or just behind it, where the Achilles tendon connects to the heel bone. Sometimes it can affect the side of the heel. In most cases, pain is not caused by an injury. At first, it is usually mild, but it can become severe and sometimes disabling. It usually disappears without treatment, but sometimes it can persist and become chronic.


Flat Feet Symptoms

The most identifiable symptoms and characteristics of flat feet are the decrease or lack of arches in your feet (especially when weight bearing) and pain / fatigue along the inner side of your feet and arches.
Some issues caused by flat feet include:

  • Inflammation of soft tissue
  • Foot, arch, and leg fatigue
  • Heel, foot, and ankle pain
  • Knee, hip, and lower back pain
  • Rolled-in ankles pain
  • Abnormal walking patterns
  • Shin splints
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe pain
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

Heel Pain Symptoms

Heel pain typically starts gradually and becomes more severe. Often there is no injury to the affected area. It may be triggered by wearing a flat shoe. Flat footwear may stretch the plantar fascia until the area becomes swollen, or inflamed.
Pain may be severe, however, if there is a tear. The person may have noticed a popping sound at the time of the injury, and pain will be immediate.

Heel pain is usually felt under the foot, towards the front of the heel.
Symptoms may be worse just after getting out of bed in the morning, and after a period of rest during the day, and then they improve with a little activity. They may worsen again toward the end of the day.


Flat Feet Treatments

Unless there is a significant level of pain or other foot, ankle, and leg abnormalities directly caused by your flat feet, there isn’t much reason to be concerned. However, if you are facing aches and pains there are treatment options for all ages.


The first step in treating children’s flat feet is to check for it. Children are not as attuned as adults to issues like these, so parents and caregivers should monitor children in their early years for proper arch development. If any abnormalities are noticed, the children should be examined by one of our podiatrists immediately.

At Advanced Foot & Ankle our podiatric specialists will conduct both a clinical exam and an X-ray study to determine the type and cause of most flatfoot deformity.
Most cases of flat feet in children are genetic. However their feet are flexible in nature and can be treated with:

  • Custom made insoles
  • Braces
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Exercise
  • Surgery – often the best treatment for preventing major developmental complications in the future


Non-surgical treatment options for deterring the development of flat feet and its symptoms are:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Bracing & supports
  • Supportive footwear
  • Exercises
  • Physical Therapy
  • Weight loss
  • Daily activity modifications
  • Medication
  • Rest

If non-surgical treatments aren’t relieving the aches, pains, and issues associated with your flat feet, then surgery may be the next option. The Advanced Foot & Ankle podiatrists always look to conservative treatment options first but are experienced in the many surgical options available in treating flat feet.

Heel Pain Treatments

Most people recover with conservative treatments within months.
Treatment options include:

  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) can reduce pain and swelling.
  • Corticosteroid injections may work if NSAIDs are not effective, but these should be used with caution, because long-term use can have adverse effects.
  • Physical therapy can teach exercises that stretch the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon and strengthen the lower leg muscles, resulting in better stabilization of the ankle and heel.
  • Athletic taping gives the bottom of the foot better support
  • Orthotics, or assistive devices, and insoles can help correct foot faults and cushion and support the arch during the healing process.


The orthopaedic disorders and ailments result in severe pain, inability to perform your daily tasks, inconvenience. They may also lead to chronic and long-term pain along with medical abnormalities, if not treated on time. Some of the common orthopaedic problems include:

Spinal Disorders

  • Slipped disc
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Pott’s Spine
    (Spinal Tuberculosis)


  • Knee arthritis
  • Hip arthritis
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout

Sports Injury

  • ACL Injury
  • PCL injury
  • Meniscal injury

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Our Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletaldepartment specializes in joint replacements, arthroscopy, spinal surgeries, and pediatric surgeries. We provide detailed assessment, intensive care, medications, and surgical treatments for all types of adults and pediatric musculoskeletal disorders. With the pool of efficient orthopedic doctors, we offer dedicated treatment in all types of orthopedic problems including arthritis, sports injuries and spinal disorders. Our line of treatment includes minimally invasive surgeries for trauma recovery. We have a team of anaesthesiologists, rheumatologists and rehabilitation experts for the speedy recovery of patients.

A glimpse of services provided by us include: JOINT REPLACEMENT

Total Hip Replacement

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  • Meniscus and cartilage disorder
  • Hip arthritis
  • Reconstruction of Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligament of the Knee
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Fracture Treatment


  • Disc Surgery
  • Micro surgery for Disc
  • Fixation Systems for Fractures
  • Surgery for Correction of Spinal Deformities
  • Surgery for Spinal Tuberculosis
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery


  • Fracture Fixation Surgeries
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeries
  • Tendon Repair Surgeries
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Osteoporosis Treatment



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