Flat Foot Treatment in Lakewood, CA
High-Quality Podiatry Care for Foot Pain Relief
Many people have flat feet or low arches. While this is a common foot type, over time the lack of arch support can lead to serious foot conditions and foot and ankle pain. To treat and prevent these problems, we offer expert flat foot treatment in Lakewood, CA, so that we can get you back to living a pain-free life!
Types of Flat Feet
There are two types of flat feet: congenital and acquired. If your feet are flat, it could be because your arches never formed properly. This is what’s referred to as congenital flat feet, and for most people with this condition, there are few or no symptoms involved. For those who have fallen arches or acquired flat feet, there may be more symptoms.
Causes & Symptoms
If you have flat feet, your arch remains close to the ground because your tendons are looser than they are in someone without flat feet. People with flat feet typically experience the following symptoms:
- Tired or achy feet after you stand or play sports
- Foot pain
- Pain in your hips
- Pain in your lower legs
- Pain in your arches
- Pain in your ankles
Even if your flat feet aren’t currently bothering you, they can be contributing to the formation of other painful foot conditions such as:
- Heel Spurs
- Plantar Fasciitis
If you experience foot pain on a regular basis or have any of the listed symptoms consistently, then it may be time to see a foot doctor. Some common treatments for flat feet include:
- Foot and ankle stretches
- Icing painful areas
- An anti-inflammatory medicine
- Custom orthotics
- Supportive bracing or taping
- In severe cases, surgery may be required
If caught early enough, we can eliminate or at least decrease the chance of the formation of deformities. Our podiatrist will carefully discuss your case and treatment options when you visit us for an evaluation.
Contact Our Team for Flat Foot Treatment in Lakewood, CA
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatry care, schedule your Dr. Tulifau New Patient Consultation today by calling 562-925-3055 or clicking here to use our convenient online request form. Your appointment includes:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Review Your Medical History
- Thorough Exam
- Custom Treatment Plan
We will take the time to explore your unique needs and answer your questions prior to recommending the next steps. We always provide a straightforward plan with a consultative approach to help you feel comfortable and ready to proceed with treatment.
As one of the premier podiatry practices in Lakewood, CA, our podiatrist and team at Tagaloa-Tulifau Foot & Ankle Center also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Long Beach, Cerritos & Bellflower, CA & the surrounding areas.