TREATING FLAT FEET
Corns and calluses often develop on feet and toes when your skin tries to protect itself against friction. In a healthy person, corns need to be treated only if they cause discomfort. Sometimes it can be as simple as eliminating the source of friction to cure a corn, however sometimes a surgical procedure may be required. Dr. Aakruti bhalja is an expert in treating corns. If you noted corns or calluses on your feet or toes, dr bhalja will obtain x-rays and/or mri to evaluate the extent of injury, perform an extensive physical examination, and review the surgical and non-surgical options to reduce pain and deformity. She will also discuss recovery time, return to work and activity.
Dr. Bhalja is a highly reviewed Flat Foot specialist.
dr. Bhalja was wonderful. She took the time to explain the procedure i was having done. She also answered all my questions with patience. – Ann
Absolutely love dr. Bhalja. She has amazing bedside manner and super knowledgeable. – Adam
What is a flat foot?
This condition often starts in childhood. Ligaments and tendon that support the bones of the foot creating an arch, may loosen and cause flat feet.
Risk factors for corns?
- Rheumatoid arthritis
WHAT CAUSES FLAT FEET?
In infants and toddlers with flat feet are normal as their arch is not developed. As a child grows, the arch develops. This however does not happen in some children. People without arches or with a low arch may or may not have foot problems. In some people, as they get older an arch can fall! Ouch. This happens after years of wear that weakens the arch support tendons.Talk to your doctor if you have flat feet!!!
Dr. Bhalja, our expert foot surgeon, will evaluate your foot and will provide you a definitive diagnosis and treatment options.
Surgical treatment of flat feet
Flat foot reconstruction repairs the tendons, ligaments and/or bones in your feet. The goal is to reshape the foot so that the arches are better supported. What type of surgery is necessary? This depends of the deformity, severity of flat feet, pain and disability level.
WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF FLAT FOOT SURGERY?
Considered relatively low risk, once treated there is usually no further maintenance treatment needed, permanent solution, restore mobility to improve physical and mental well-being.
WHAT ARE SOME COMPLICATIONS FROM FLAT FOOT SURGERY?
Recovery may take 6-8 weeks or longer, physical therapy is needed, long period spent in a cast after surgery, risk of blood clot, infection, nerve damage, delayed bone healing, worsening of symptoms.If you have any further questions regarding the diagnosis or treatment of flat feet, our board-certified foot surgeon is available for a consultation.