In case a flat foot becomes painful, a thorough clinical examination with good imaging will reveal the reason for the deformity. In case of the “typical” flat foot deformity caused by the degeneration of the tibialis posterior tendon, a combination of soft tissue and bony procedures will achieve a normal alignment of the foot with good muscle function. Recovery will take time and physiotherapy is very helpful to regain good function of the foot again. When joints are very arthritic fusing some of the joints will be the better choice but this will eventually also achieve a similar result. In younger patients, less invasive surgery can help. This entails releasing an often very tight calf muscle, inserting a “spacer” between two bones and having intensive physiotherapy afterwards. At the end, surgery will achieve a good alignment and pain-free gait again.
Flat foot deformity
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Foot and Ankle Conditions
Mr Klinke treats a range of common foot and ankle conditions. You can view the conditions and treatments by selecting from the list below.