Flatfoot Treatment in New Jersey
Flatfoot (or flatfeet) is a condition where one or both arches of the feet never formed or have collapsed, which causes the bottom of the feet to make partial (or even complete) contact with the ground.
Because the arch of your feet provides cushion for everything from your forefoot to your leg and thigh, flatfeet can result in localized pain in these areas. However, after Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons have treated you flatfoot, you can expect:
- Reduced associated pain.
- The ability to be on your feet all day without aching feet.
- The opportunity to play sports without sore feet afterward.
Flatfoot can be treated with a variety of methods, including modified shoes, orthotic devices, a brace or cast, anti-inflammatory medications or limited steroid injections, rest, ice and physical therapy. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.
Subtalar arthroereis or “STJ implantation” is a minimally invasive way to help relieve the symptoms of flat foot deformity or “collapsing arch.” One viable option is to use a small implantable device that goes into a specific area of the ankle. This helps maintain the proper position of the ankle while walking and running. This procedure requires only a very small incision. Patients are generally able to walk on the treated foot on the same day as the procedure.
There are many advantages to having your heel pain evaluated and treated by the experienced and highly skilled surgeons at Advanced Foot & Ankle. Some of these advantages are:
Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment
This is one of the newest treatments for plantar fasciitis or “heel spur” syndrome. A non-invasive, out-patient procedure that is an alternative to surgery, it sends high energy pulses of acoustic waves into the bone and soft tissue, which allows the body to regenerate blood vessels to heal the plantar fascia. This process does not require any form of incision or sedation.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
Platelet rich plasma is a groundbreaking treatment currently very popular in professional athletics. It consists of a special mixture of blood cells used to treat tendon and ligament damage. The physicians of Advanced Foot and Ankle Surgeons also uses this technology for other pathologies, such as plantar fasciitis and complicated wounds. Our understanding and use of PRP demonstrates one of the ways we stay on top of the current treatment therapies in the world of medicine.
Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
This minimally invasive procedure uses a camera to assist surgical correction of the plantar fascia.
Advanced pain management
Our doctors use advanced pain management techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort.
Personalized treatment plan
We treat our patients “as if they were family” and you will receive your surgeon’s full attention before, during and after your procedure. We can even arrange for a patient who has had a similar procedure to share information with you in advance, to give you a well-rounded view of what you might expect during your own procedure and recovery.