Painful Progressive Flatfoot

Foot and Ankle – Painful Progressive Flatfoot

If flexible flatfoot continues into adolescence it can develop into painful progressive flatfoot. Pain and discomfort typically occur along the bottom of the foot. The tendons in the foot can also become rigid, causing the foot to become stiff and difficult to move of flex. This condition would begin to interfere in everyday activities, and would require treatment.

Symptoms

  • Feet that appear flat with no arch
  • Discomfort
  • Pain during physical activities
  • Fatigue of the leg and foot

Treatment

  • Stretching
  • Exercise
  • Orthotic devices
  • Physical therapy
  • Casting
  • Surgery