Flat Feet Specialist

Podiatry Care

Yitzchak Cohen, DPM

Podiatry located in Totowa, NJ & Paterson, NJ

Though not typically a medical concern, flat feet can start causing chronic pain and even ankle instability if you leave them untreated. As a leading podiatrist in Totowa, New Jersey, Yitzchak Cohen, DPM, of Podiatry Care can help improve your arch support, so your flat feet won’t bother you another day. Book your flat feet examination online, or call the office to speak with a team member directly.

Flat Feet Q & A

Why should I be concerned about flat feet?

Your plantar fascia, the long band of connective tissue that connects your heel to your toes, supports your arch and helps keep your feet and ankles stable with each step you take. If your plantar fascia has stretched out due to weight gain, inherited traits, or repeated stress, your arches can fall and you wind up with flat feet.

However, flat feet can also just be something with which you’re born and have since childhood. No matter what’s causing them though, flat feet aren’t anything you should ignore. Having flat feet can increase your risk of:

  • Overpronation
  • Shin splints
  • Knee pain
  • Achilles tendonitis

Because flat feet can affect your gait — the way you walk — you may also wind up suffering from widespread chronic pain that can even affect your lower back.

When should I see a podiatrist for flat feet?

At Podiatry Care, Dr. Cohen and his dedicated team want to see you if you have flat feet, even if your flat feet don’t currently cause any obvious issues. They can provide preventive care to decrease your risk of future injuries or pain-causing issues.

It’s important to visit Podiatry Care for an evaluation right away if you experience any of the following issues:

  • Ankle instability
  • Foot or ankle pain
  • Inflammation in your heel
  • Throbbing pains in your lower leg

Dr. Cohen can gather in-house digital X-ray or ultrasound images, so he can often diagnose you on the spot and talk with you about the best types of treatments for your specific needs.

What is the treatment for flat feet?

In most cases, you can resolve flat feet issues and prevent further problems by starting a personalized conservative treatment plan at Podiatry Care. Your flat feet care plan may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Orthotic inserts
  • Specialized footwear
  • Customized stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

In more severe cases, Dr. Cohen could recommend surgery. Flat feet surgery, which is minimally invasive, is tailored to your specific diagnosis and related deformity. During surgery, Dr. Cohen can repair tendons, perform tissue grafts, fuse joints, or make other any essential repairs to correct your feet.

Schedule your flat feet evaluation at Podiatry Care today by clicking on the online booking feature. You can also schedule your appointment over the phone.

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