Features March 2018 Issue

Treating Painful Flat Feet

A stretched out tendon may be to blame for painful flat feet.

Treating Painful Flat Feet

Flat feet are not uncommon, especially as we age. If they become painful, treatment is available.

Are your feet getting flatter? They probably are to some extent. “Having flat feet that are functional and don’t cause symptoms is very common,” says Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeon Mark Berkowitz, MD. Painful flatfoot is less common, but when it happens it can be treated.

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