Surgery for flat feet is rarely needed. Many people with low arches do not have any discomfort, and those who do can usually be treated using conservative measures. Prescription orthotics, taping, shoe changes, and physical therapy have all been successful in helping to relieve arch pain. Only feet that are especially flat and not responding to non-invasive treatment are remedied surgically.
If you’re struggling with flatfoot pain, have the condition evaluated by a specialist like Dr. Evan Merrill. He will examine your low arches and determine the best way to relieve your discomfort. If conservative remedies are not working, the doctor may recommend a procedure to rebuild your arch or repair damaged tissues. Don’t wait until surgery is your only option, however. Contact Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle, L.L.C. for an appointment or more information by visiting the website contact page or calling our Medford office at (541) 776-3338.