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Flatfoot (Fallen Arches)

Flatfoot (Fallen Arches)

Finding someone with perfectly aligned feet is a rarity. Most often, we walk with variations, such as the inside or outside of our feet bearing more weight, or with toes and heels slightly rotated inward. These common walking patterns can lead to issues not only in the feet but also throughout the entire body, as foot alignment sets the foundation for overall body alignment. One prevalent consequence of improper alignment is known as flatfoot, or fallen arches.

Flatfoot, scientifically referred to as fallen arches, is characterized by a lack of a well-defined arch on the inner foot. It can stem from genetic factors or incorrect body mechanics. In many cases, the entire foot makes contact with the ground. Since a healthy foot’s bone structure provides the necessary support for the body’s weight, a flat foot often struggles to bear this weight adequately, resulting in heightened pressure on the joints above, including the ankles, knees, and hips.

Individuals with flat feet may also experience discomfort extending from the lower body to the lower back. Orthotics can be prescribed to establish a supportive system for the body, and in some cases, surgery may offer a more enduring solution. Reach out to us today to explore which treatment option may be the best fit for you.

Treatment

Typically, flatfoot treatments begin with conservative measures, such as using orthotics and wearing supportive footwear. Surgery is an option, primarily aimed at addressing the underlying cause of flatfoot, like repairing a torn tendon. Implementing lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, can also provide significant benefits.

If you’ve noticed your arches collapsing, it’s crucial to schedule an appointment with your podiatrist promptly. While flatfeet may not initially cause discomfort, they can lead to significant wear and tear if left untreated.

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Testimonials

David Carr
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Went to the foot and ankle center in Dave because my ankle had been sore for four or five days. After examination Doctor D found that I had a torn ligament by doing a sonogram. I was treated for it and was released in a short most convenient amount of time. I will recommend friends to visit this office for foot and ankle problems.
JasonGoogle Review
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Dr. D is amazing - she is incredibly thorough, has impressive knowledge, and describes everything in detail. She took the time to go over multiple issues and was very compassionate in her care plan while remaining honest and letting me know what to expect from long-term diagnoses.
BurakGoogle Review
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I visited this office as a second opinion after not getting any results or satisfaction with a previous podiatrist. Dr. Dabakaroff (Lauren) did an amazing job with her methodical approach to diagnose the issue accurately and provide great … More
Julie NevilsGoogle Review
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From my first phone call with Vicky (at the desk), to meeting Dr. Dabakaroff and Isabella, my experience was wonderful. Dr. D. listened to my plantar fasciitis history; they took x-rays and an ultrasound immediately—right there in the office, which makes all the difference. Dr. D. gave me shots for pain for immediate relief, but is also working with me to stop the pain cycle, including a follow up visit, stretches and shoe suggestions. I’m excited to have found a wonderful podiatrist.
Jack MGoogle Review
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Dr. Dabakaroff is excellent. Performed all the necessary tests in office to diagnose my issue, explained everything thoroughly and treated me successfully. Can’t ask for more. Highly recommend her.
Vivian MenendezGoogle Review
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Honestly one of the best doctors I have ever met. I had an infected ingrown toenail and I was extremely nervous about getting it remove. I was able to be seen the same day. Staff were super sweet and reassuring. Dr.Wolansky made me feel so comfortable and walked me through the process as he was doing it. I honestly feel like more doctors like him are needed in the medical field. His bedside manner is impeccable and he truly loves what he does and cares for his patients. My procedure was done with state of the art technology which made me feel even more comfortable. I totally recommend 1000%. You won’t be disappointed!
Rose KotradyGoogle Review
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Im so glad to find Dr. Bennet and most definitely will recommend to my family and friends. Vicky and Isabelle are so friendly I just love them all.
Lynn GrayGoogle Review
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The staff is amazing, starting with the receptionist. She is always so accommodating with scheduling. She is warm and welcoming and sets a great atmosphere for this office. I had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Lauren and she was very thorough and explained in detail the problems I had been having for years with my feet. Before Dr. Lauren, I went to a couple of doctors with no success. Dr. Lauren is the best at what she does, hands down. She treated me with respect and I walked out their office pain free. From now on, this is my go to office for my feet because this is their specialty. Thank you Dr. Lauren. This is Marlanda Pittman
A ShukerGoogle Review
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Dr. Wolansky is outstanding. He takes the time to explain procedures and supports his patient throughout their treatments. His office staff are exceptional. Vickie is amazing, and Chris held my hand through a procedure. Kind and personable people, not many physician offices like this still exist. I would give him 6 stars!
Leonor JimenezGoogle Review
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This place was great . I was a new patient today and seen Dr.Bennett Wolansky who was not only great , but very knowledgeable and friendly and makes you feel comfortable and relax as a patient. I would and am definitely returning. The staff was also great from front to back. I am so happy I went. And the place was also very clean. So I highly recommend if you need a podiatrist this is the place.
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