Q What is Adult Acquired Flatfoot?
Adult acquired flatfoot is a deformity that develops when the arch along the inside of your foot flattens out after your skeleton has stopped growing, compromising your foot’s support. Your arch can “fall” for many reasons, but the primary reason an adults develops a flatfoot deformity is the weakening and rupture of the primary tendon controlling the arch, the Posterior Tibial Tendon. This runs along the inside of the ankle to its attachment on the foot. This condition is most common in middle-aged to elderly women, especially if they are sedentary.
Adult acquired flatfoot isn’t always painful, but a flattened arch puts additional stress on the heel and other joints, like the ankles and knees. With help from the specialists here at Dallas Podiatry Works, fallen arches don’t have to be a problem. Drs. Brook and Northcutt can provide conservative, non-invasive treatments that support your arch and relieve the stress on the rest of the foot. Don’t wait until your arch and joints hurt to seek help. Contact Dallas Podiatry Works for an appointment or more information through the contact page online, or by calling (972) 566-7474 for the Dallas office, or(972) 943-3323 for the office in Plano.