Flat Feet – Brunswick & Sandringham
Foot Pain & Ankle Pain
If you stand for a long period of time you will experience uncomfortable foot pain and ankle pain. For some people, their feet will ache even if they are only standing for a short period of time. Often foot pain and ankle pain is experienced because the bones of their mid foot (the mid tarsal joint) have buckled as their foot pronates to accommodate an anomaly of their foot or their leg.
People with flat feet are prone to tired and aching feet because the ligaments of their mid foot are chronically stretched. When you stand on the outside of your feet (to supinate the feet), the arch of your foot will be raised and the bones of the mid foot will be pushed together. As the ligaments which support the mid foot are no longer stretched, relief will follow.
The nature of your work, including occupational health and safety considerations, as well as the shape of your feet can greatly limit your success at finding shoes that are comfortable and that are deemed safe for your workplace.
Our podiatrists can diagnose why you have foot and ankle pain and how to correct your flat feet. They will provide you with a treatment plan to help overcome this fatiguing condition.
If you would like more information on how to treat foot pain, ankle pain and flat feet in Melbourne, please contact our Brunswick or Sandringham Foot Clinic for more information.