Flat Feet | Galleria Podiatry

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Definition

A lowering or collapsing of the longitudinal arch in the foot.

Symptoms

A functional flat foot is quite common and can result in symptoms ranging from sore or tired feet to general leg fatigue and body aches and pain. There is a positive correlation between flat feet and symptoms involving foot pain, leg pain, knee pain, hip pain and lower back pain.

Causes

Excessive pronation (feet ‘ rolling’ inwards) causes the arch to collapse and elongate, giving the foot an appearance of being ‘flat’.

Treatment

Controlling excessive pronation, with orthotics (custom-made shoe inserts) prevents the feet ‘rolling’ inwards during walking. This prevents ‘unlocking’ of the 33 joints in the feet, which is often the cause of painful symptoms in the pes planus foot type.

Your PODIATRIST can also advise you on stretches that can be of benefit.

Pain of this type may also benefit from the use of a pain relieving gel or LIFESOLES which can be found in our Online shop.

Flat Feet

Coronavirus Update

Here’s What We’ve Done:

* We’ve increased our hand sanitation procedures (above Government recommendations).
* We’ve implemented extremely high levels of surface cleaning in the clinic (above Government recommendations) between every patient and routinely throughout the day and all patients are being asked to use hand sanitizer on arrival in the clinic.
* We’ve also removed some waiting room chairs in order to abide by social distancing recommendations.
* We’re screening every patient for every consultation to determine if they safe to be treated in our clinic.
* We’ve instructed all our staff that they are to stay at home if they are feeling unwell and have also instructed them to turn away any patients who don’t pass our screening questions or are unwell on arrival.

Here’s What We’re Offering:

* Home visits to our elderly and high risk patients at a heavily reduced cost for the next 3 months.
* Avoid the Waiting Room: We’re happy for you to wait in your car in our carpark. Just call us to check-n, then we’ll call you when your podiatrist is ready to see you.

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