The arches in your feet act as a shock absorber when you walk. They also control the position of your feet and the way they support your legs. Flat feet cause your legs and hips to be out of alignment, which leads to knee and back pain. Here is how to get help with your fallen arches and remove the pain they cause.
Identifying the Cause
There are several reasons you may have lost the arch in your foot. Your foot doctor will do X-rays and other tests to determine the cause. This will help the podiatrist recommend effective treatment options for you. A few of the causes include:
Initial Treatment with Non-Invasive Approaches
Your doctor will first try a number of non-invasive treatments to restore the arch in your foot. These make minor adjustments to your foot to realign your ankles, knees and hips. The change may be enough to alleviate your back and knee pain. Some of the treatments include:
Aggressive Treatment with Surgery
When the non-invasive treatments fail to give you relief, surgery can be done to reshape your arch.
For more information, contact a local doctor such as Laurel Podiatry Associates, LLC.Share
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