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Treatment for Flat Foot

Flat foot, which occurs when the foot's arch collapses, can lead to discomfort and pain, particularly in the heel or arch area. This condition may also affect overall foot function. To manage and treat flat feet, a podiatrist might recommend several supportive therapies depending on the severity of the condition and the specific needs of the patient. One common treatment is the use of arch support insoles, which are inserts for the shoes. These insoles help to distribute pressure more evenly across the foot, provide stability, and relieve strain on the arch and surrounding muscles. For cases where insoles alone are not sufficient, a podiatrist may also suggest additional support through structured shoes with built-in arch support, ankle braces, or foot orthotics. Severe cases may require corrective exercises or even surgery to realign the foot and restore function. Regular monitoring and adjustments by a podiatrist are important to effectively manage flat foot and prevent further complications. If you have a flat foot, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist. 

Flatfoot is a condition many people suffer from. If you have flat feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Waterbury Podiatry Consultants. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Are Flat Feet?

Flatfoot is a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. About 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arches never formed during growth.

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees – If you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  


  • Pain around the heel or arch area
  • Trouble standing on the tip toe
  • Swelling around the inside of the ankle
  • Flat look to one or both feet
  • Having your shoes feel uneven when worn


If you are experiencing pain and stress on the foot you may weaken the posterior tibial tendon, which runs around the inside of the ankle. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Waterbury and Southington, CT . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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