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Flat Feet Specialist

Jupiter Laser and Regenerative Medicine

Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeons & Podiatry located in Jupiter, FL

If you’re one of the 8 million adults with flat feet or fallen arches, you might wonder if that could be the root of your foot problems. The answer is a definite yes, but you need a true foot structure and anatomy specialist like Orlando Cedeno, DPM, to uncover the solutions for your flat foot problems. Reach out to Dr. Cedeno at the Jupiter Laser and Regenerative Medicine office in Jupiter, Florida, by phone or through the online scheduling tool for flat feet solutions now.

Flat Feet Q&A

What is flat feet?

Flat feet simply means that your feet lack an arch. If you have flat feet, you’re also likely to have inward-tiling heels and toe drift, in which your toes tilt slightly outward instead of straight ahead. 


There are two general types of flat feet:

Flexible flat feet

Flexible flat feet have an arch when you’re sitting or laying down. But, as soon as you stand, the arch vanishes. 

Rigid flat feet

In rigid flat feet, you never have an arch, whether sitting or standing upright. Rigid flatfoot is a more complex type of flat feet in which the bones dictate the lack of arch.

Flat feet aren't necessarily a problem. But if it causes symptoms like sore feet, tired-feeling feet, or frequent swelling, flatfoot usually requires treatment. 

Why do I have flat feet?

Children normally have flat feet as infants and then start forming foot arches at age 2-3. In some cases, arches never form. Many adults who have flat feet never had foot arches to start with. 

In other cases, you can have foot arches that flatten. This is known as fallen arches, and it can happen with tendon, ligament, or bone damage inside your feet. Fallen arches can happen suddenly, because of an accident, or gradually due to strain and pressure. 

Rigid flatfoot is usually related to bone or joint abnormalities. This can include either congenital damage or traumatic damage. 

What symptoms does flat feet cause?

Flat feet may cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, such as: 

  • Fast foot tiring
  • Aching feet
  • Pain in your arches and heels
  • Swelling and redness in your foot arch
  • Leg pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Difficulty standing on your toes

Some of these symptoms can occur with other foot conditions. For example, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinitis can cause heel pain, just like flat feet. 

Dr. Cedeno is a skilled diagnostician who can fully evaluate your flat feet to determine if your symptoms are related to that or another underlying issue. 

What is the treatment for flatfoot?

Flatfoot treatment is usually nonoperative, and may include:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Braces, like an ankle-foot orthosis
  • Physical therapy
  • Supportive footwear
  • Injection therapy, such as corticosteroids
  • Regenerative medicine 

If you have stubborn symptoms due to flat feet, you may need surgery. Dr. Cedeno is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon with many years of experience in foot reconstruction. He can repair even complicated foot deformities to correct flatfoot and end your pain.

For flat feet help, book your appointment at Jupiter Laser and Regenerative Medicine by phone or online today.