Flat Feet Specialist

Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic

Podiatrist & Foot & Ankle Surgeon serving Draper, Orem, Provo, American Fork, Lindon, Pleasant Grove, Lehi, Saratoga Springs, Sandy, South Jordan, Herriman, & Bluffdale, UT.

Flat feet, medically known as pes planus, affect roughly 18 million adults in the United States. If your flat feet impacts your sports performance, causes you pain, or they regularly seem swollen, contact Greg Brockbank DPM, FACFAS, and the team at Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic in Draper and Orem, Utah. You can get started on an integrative treatment plan to help with your flat feet symptoms. Book your exam online or call the clinic nearest you to schedule by phone today.

Flat Feet Q & A

What are flat feet?   

Flatfoot is a common disorder that occurs when your arches have never fully developed from childhood, or because of certain issues that occur into adulthood (like obesity and foot trauma). The condition is associated with several types of foot issues, including:

  • Tight Achilles tendon
  • Fallen arches
  • Toe drift
  • Bunions 

While your feet may be flat all the time, you can also have flexible flatfoot. This means that your feet flatten out when you stand and bear weight on them, but your arches return when you’re not standing. In any case, the symptoms you may experience are similar. 

Do flat feet cause symptoms?

Sometimes symptoms are present however not everyone experiences them. Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic regularly treats patients suffering from chronic pain because of their flat feet. This condition may also lead to:

  • Swelling along the inner part of your ankle
  • Overpronation (rolled-in ankle)
  • Knee, hip, or low back pain
  • Ankle instability
  • Shin splints 

The foot pain you experience with flat feet can vary. You may notice mild to severe discomfort in your arches, heels, or even ankles. If any of these flat feet symptoms are affecting you, no matter how minor, come into Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic for an exam. 

How are flat feet treated? 

Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic houses up-to-date digital X-ray and ultrasound technology, so the team can diagnose you quickly. After diagnosing you, your podiatrist counsels you about all of your treatment options and helps you design a personalized treatment package that’s going to be highly effective for decreasing your symptoms. Treating flat feet can involve:

  • Changes in footwear
  • Activity modifications
  • Therapeutic ultrasound 
  • Weight loss management 
  • Physical therapy sessions
  • Immobilization with a brace or walking cast
  • Orthotic devices, including custom orthotics

Even though it’s uncommon if conservative treatments aren’t effective, sometimes surgery is necessary. Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic specializes in minimally invasive podiatric surgery to correct underlying flatfoot-related deformities and restore your full foot function. 

If your flat feet are causing pain and discomfort, contact Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic to schedule an evaluation. Schedule your appointment with either office by phone or by using the online booking tool today.  

We are located in Draper, Utah and Orem, Utah. Call us to see our podiatrist, Dr. Brockbank today.