FLATFOOT SPECIALIST IN CHARLOTTE, NC
Over 5,000 People Helped with Their Podiatric Care Since 2015
Expert Flat Foot Treatment at Charlotte Foot Care Associates
Charlotte Foot Care Associates prides itself on delivering high quality podiatry care from specialists with advanced training and expertise in podiatric medicine and surgery. Dr. Lu, our flatfoot specialist in Charlotte, NC, completed a three-year surgical residency after podiatry school, and has the skill and expertise to treat even the most severe or complicated cases of flat feet.
What Are the Causes of Flat Feet?
Did you know that all babies are born with flat feet? As babies grow and begin to walk, their arches typically rise as the muscles in the feet develop. However, sometimes the foot’s arch doesn’t develop properly, known as congenital flat foot. Flat foot can also be a result of “fallen” arches that occur in adulthood, referred to as acquired flat foot. Your flat feet may also be classified as “rigid” or “flexible.”
According to our Charlotte flatfoot specialist, many people with flat feet never experience symptoms. However, if you have flat feet and do experience symptoms, those may include:
- Tired or achy feet after you stand or play sports.
- Foot pain while walking even short distances
- Referred pain in your lower back, hips, lower legs, arches, or ankles.
What Is the Treatment for Flatfoot?
If you experience foot pain on a regular basis, it is time to visit our flatfoot specialist in Charlotte, NC. Our foot care team has helped thousands of people with flat feet get back to their every day routines and normal activity level with conservative treatment methods, such as:
- Foot and ankle stretches
- Icing painful areas
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Supportive bracing or taping
- Physical therapy
- Custom orthotics
Relieve Your Foot Pain with Customized Orthotics from Charlotte Foot Care Associates
Our custom-made orthotics are tailored for your unique foot to relieve pain and reposition your foot to restore proper function. Even people experiencing severe foot discomfort without a significant foot deformity can find relief in custom orthotics. While foot disorders are commonly caused by a deformity in the structure of your foot, they can also be caused by wearing certain types of shoes that are too small or narrow. In choosing the most effective type of orthotic for you, our flat foot specialist in Charlotte will consider many possible factors contributing to your specific foot condition.
Options for Corrective Surgery from Our Charlotte Foot Care Specialist
Depending on the severity of the flatfoot deformity, some patients do not get relief with conservative treatment and require surgical correction to fully restore pain-free foot functionality. As a foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Lu has extensive training and experience and in correcting flatfoot through a variety of different surgical techniques and procedures.
You’re in Good Hands with Our Flatfoot Specialist in Charlotte, NC
Are you tired of living with painful flat feet every day? Get relief today – learn more about our many treatment options by making an appointment with our comprehensive foot care practice for your Greater Charlotte Foot & Ankle New Patient Exam. Your consultation with Dr. Lu includes a complete physical exam and diagnostic imaging to assess your foot’s structure, strength, range of motion, and vascular & neurological systems. Call 704-228-1350 to speak with one of our friendly team members about your foot condition, or click here for our convenient online appointment form.
As one of the area’s premier podiatry practices for flatfoot in Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Foot Care Associates also provides exceptional foot & ankle care to patients in Steele Creek, Ballantyne & Pineville, NC, as well as Lake Wylie, Fort Mill & Tega Cay, SC.