Common Symptoms of Flat Feet

At Cascade Foot Center in Salem, OR, our podiatrists can help with a myriad of different foot-related health problems. Our team of professionals can diagnose and treat flat feet to ensure that you get the support that you need. If you’re not sure if you have this problem, it’s important to track its symptoms and get care right away.

Symptoms of This Condition

While you might think you’d see a flat foot simply by looking at it, that’s not the case. This condition is more complex and requires addressing many symptoms that might rapidly spread and cause long-term pain. Thankfully, we at Cascade Foot Center can help you better understand these issues and how they affect you. They include: 

  • Leg cramps that spread from your feet up to your thighs 
  • Muscle pain throughout the foot and leg, including aches and fatigue 
  • Pain in the arch, heel, and ankle on the outside of the foot
  • Difficulty walking or challenges with walking your full gait 
  • Toe drift (which is what happens when the front part of the foot and toes point out)

You might have flat feet if you notice any of these symptoms. However, that doesn’t necessarily prove that you have this condition. There are many other things that you need to consider before assuming that your feet are flat. For example, you should assess whether you are affected by the following diseases that may worsen or even trigger your flattened feet.

Common Causes of This Issue

Flattened feet don’t just occur out of nowhere: they typically happen due to various conditions. These can vary depending on your health and a variety of other factors. You may or may not have the following health concerns, so make sure that you talk with us to gauge your health:

  • Broken bones that affect your foot stability
  • Health conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Cerebral palsy and other similar issues
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pregnancy and weight gain
  • Long-term obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Down syndrome

Talking with our team at Cascade Foot Center can help you manage these problems more effectively. Our experts fully understand these issues and can care for them if needed. As importantly, we can work with you to prevent worsened problems.

Help Is Available

If you have this health issue and want to manage it properly, contact us at Cascade Foot Center in Salem, OR, immediately to get help. Our podiatrists can help diagnose and treat flat feet and ensure you get the needed help. With our support, you can recover. Call us at (503) 588-8188 today.

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