Fallen arches, or flat feet, can make standing and walking painful. Often the pain is a dull, achy pain that feels like your feet and legs are constantly very tired. As millions of adults across America know, it’s a condition that makes it difficult to enjoy simple pleasures like a sunset stroll on the beach.
The good news is that surgery can correct fallen arches, giving patients a foundation of strong feet for enjoying walking, running, and playing. Read on to find out how we can help you get back to the activities you love with proper fallen arches treatment.
What causes fallen arches?
Fallen arches can be caused by a number of things, from abnormalities present from birth to medical conditions developed later in life, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Tendon damage, broken bones in the feet, and even nerve damage can also cause flat feet. Diabetes, obesity, and pregnancy can all contribute to arch collapse.
This wide range of causes and contributing factors makes every case unique. That’s why seeking treatment from a highly experienced team is critical—you want to make sure you get the proper diagnosis and a treatment that addresses the symptoms as well as contributing factors.
Do I need fallen arches surgery?
Flatfoot reconstruction can be an extremely effective treatment for fallen arches. Depending on the particular circumstances of a patient’s foot pain, surgery may be recommended. The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation with an experienced surgeon who can identify the correct surgical technique for your case of fallen arches.
Dr. Pereira and his team provide a variety of surgical procedures from tendon rebalancing to foot implants, as well as advanced techniques like complex fusions of multiple foot and ankle joints. With proven success in bone and tissue reconstruction and nerve microsurgery, Dr. Pereira makes sure his patients get the exact treatment they need to leave fallen arches in their dust.
How long does it take to recover from fallen arches surgery?
Recovery from a typical tendon rebalancing procedure can be considerably faster than from a more complex procedure involving joint fusions or implants. However, you may have options when it comes to treatment based on the cause and severity of your fallen arches, in addition to your desired outcomes.
Dr. Pereira discusses all treatment options with his patients to make sure he’s working with them toward their ultimate health outcome goal. He can explain the expected recovery times for each surgical option you have. Complete transparency about care after surgery also enables patients to make plans with friends, family, or in-home caregivers before scheduling their surgery. The aim is to make the transition from the operating room to standing and walking on your strong, healthy feet as smooth as possible.
Call or stop by our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pereira and his team if fallen arches are holding you back. Living in what we believe is the most beautiful hometown on Earth, you deserve to enjoy pain-free sunset strolls on our amazing St. Augustine beaches.