What causes flat feet?

While many people associate flat feet with the undeveloped arches of children, it may also become prevalent later in life. Years of use can lead to the deterioration of the tendons in the foot that support the arch.

What causes flat feet can vary from person to person. It may form due to an inherited foot structure, or from increased weight gain, pregnancy, diabetes, aging, or direct injury to the foot. After such factors become prevalent, many people may experience decreased dexterity and their feet may feel rigid or stiff.

With the help of our expert staff, the occurrence of flat feet can often be corrected or, in the case of adult acquired flat feet, avoided altogether. There are various stretches, exercises, and medical devices that can help people to retain their arches.

For any question or concerns regarding flat feet you can schedule an appointment online with Dr. Victoria Melhuish or call our Carson City or Gardnerville, NV office directly at (775) 783-8037.