For many of you who watch truTV, the name Sal Vulcano is nothing new to you. He is one of four comedians that competes with his friends to humiliate each other on the hit show Impractical Jokers. If you recall they even did a segment in a podiatry office. He also routinely complains of his sore flat feet in between making a fool of his friends. For Sal, flat feet are often a source of humor, but for many, the pain is not a joke. Flat feet, also known as pes planus, is a common podiatric problem that affects millions of people. The causes are numerous, but typically it is associated with some aspect of muscle imbalance. This imbalance causes the bones in the foot to become less stable resulting in a flattening of the arch and abnormal pressure across the foot and ankle. Aches and pains, along with more severe podiatric problems often follow. The pain associated with a flat foot can manifest anywhere from the toes to the ankle, and because of this, many people find that generic over the counter treatments fall a bit…flat.
At Healthy Feet Podiatry we take an individualized approach at knocking the funny out of our patient’s flat feet. Our team of experts will evaluate your specific issue and address your problem. Often times the pain can be fixed with a custom made orthotic, which helps support your foot in a neutral position, and rebalance the musculature that is the source of the problem. We also have several cutting edge regenerative medicine options that will assist in calming irritated tissue and get you back to being yourself faster! Due to the often complicated and degenerative nature of pes planus, in the most extreme scenarios our skilled surgeons are capable of surgically re-building your arch to diminish the often joked about, pains of flat feet. So if your flat feet are nothing to joke about, call us at Healthy Feet Podiatry to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgable doctors! That includes you Sal!