Shoe Advice For Those That Work Long Hours On Their Feet

Many people out there have jobs that require long hours on hard floors, and their feet suffer for it.  In the next two posts, I want to discuss some tips on how shield the feet from the strain that those long hours can inflict on them, and how appropriate shoes and inserts can help makeContinue reading “Shoe Advice For Those That Work Long Hours On Their Feet”

Flat Feet Explained Final Part: Surgical Treatment

This week, I will conclude my discussion on the treatment of flat fee by discussing surgical correction.  Surgery is usually reserved for people who have failed orthotic therapy, or those who have rigidly flat feet that generally will not benefit from orthotic inserts.  Each surgeon has their own criteria regarding how early they consider surgicallyContinue reading “Flat Feet Explained Final Part: Surgical Treatment”

Flat Feet Explained: Part 2 Non-Surgical Treatment

This week, I am continuing my discussion on the treatment of flat feet in teens and adults. We are now ready to discuss treatment options. In basic terms, there are two options for treatment, as there are two basic types of flat feet.  The options are supportive shoes and prescription orthotics inserts, and surgical reconstruction.Continue reading “Flat Feet Explained: Part 2 Non-Surgical Treatment”

Flat Feet Explained: Part One

Over the next couple of weeks I would like to discuss the nature of painful flat feet in the older child/teen and adult, and share some of my thoughts on treatment of this foot deformity.  Since this is a fairly involved topic, splitting the discussion up will help keep the post from getting too ‘wordy‘.Continue reading “Flat Feet Explained: Part One”