Progressive pain in your feet related to flatfoot goes by a variety of different names, including posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, tendon insufficiency, and adult-acquired flatfoot, but the root cause is not always related to your posterior tibial tendon. The board-certified staff at Suburban Foot & Ankle Associates of Illinois can help determine the cause of your flatfoot and how to treat it.
You can learn more about the flatfoot condition by checking out Foot Health Facts. Our staff can also help you learn more about the condition as well as treatment options. You have a number of surgical options with us to correct your flatfeet. Other treatment options may include rest, casts, anti-inflammatory medications, and orthotics.
Soothing Relief From High-Arch Pain
Our knowledgeable, board-certified staff would like to help you find relief from high-arch pains. Also known as cavus foot, a high-arched foot can have symptoms such as hammer toes, claw toes, calluses, and an unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward. This can lead to an increased amount of ankle sprains, among other things.
A high-arched foot is often caused by a neurological disorder or other medical conditions. It can also be from an inherited structural abnormality in your feet. Find out more when you schedule your appointment with either of our convenient clinic locations.
Nonsurgical Treatments for High-Arched Feet
We’ll thoroughly review your medical records, including your family history, to determine the cause of your high arch. A referral to a neurologist may also be necessary in some cases. Often your high arch can be treated without resorting to surgery. Nonsurgical options may include orthotic devices, shoe modifications, and braces to provide greater stability for your feet.
Care for Heel Pain
Heel spurs and plantar fasciitis may cause the bottoms of your feet to be painful, especially when you first start walking on them in the morning. We can help treat your heel pain through a variety of treatment options. Find relief from your heel pain by scheduling your appointment with either of our 2 convenient office locations today.
Plantar fasciitis is the result of an inflammation of the ligaments in the arches of your feet. Depending on the severity and on specific conditions, the pain may grow progressively over time or can occur suddenly. If your pain is sudden and extreme, you should contact our office immediately for care. Learn more about this condition at Foot Health Facts.
Home Treatments for Heel Pain
Your heel pain may be able to be alleviated with simple exercises that you can do at home. We may also recommend over-the-counter arch supports, better shoes, or medications. Normally, surgery isn’t required for you to find relief from heel pain. However, we offer you a wide range of surgical options in cases where conventional treatments aren’t helping.
Treatment for Neuroma
A neuroma is a swelling in the nerves of your feet that can be caused by compression or trauma. Left untreated, they can lead to permanent damage. Our caring professionals would like to work with you to discover the source of your foot pain and help you find the relief you seek. You’ll undergo a thorough diagnosis to accurately discover the source of your pain. There are several conditions that can mimic the pain of neuroma but are caused by other sources. Once we’re sure of the cause of your pain, we’ll work with you to find relief from pain. Treatment options may include injections, orthotics, and possibly surgery to correct the underlying issue.
Care for Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
Pain along the inside of your ankle and the arch of your foot may be symptoms of posterior tibial tendonitis. Let our staff help you discover the cause of your pain and help you find relief. Tests such as an MRI or an ultrasound may also be required.
Untreated posterior tibial tendonitis may worsen into posterior tibial dysfunction, also often called adult-acquired flatfoot. It’s caused by the stretching and tearing of tendons and ligaments in your foot. Learn more about this condition at Foot Health Facts. Once we have determined how much damage has been done, we can custom-tailor a treatment regimen for you. This may include injections, physical therapy, orthotics, and simple rest.