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What Is Flexible Flatfoot?

A Flexible flatfoot is a very common type of foot deformity. It usually occurs in childhood or adolescence and progresses into adulthood. This foot type condition will usually affect both feet and if left untreated the deformity can become progressive during the adult years. As the deformity progresses, it often results soft tissues changes within tendons and ligaments causing them to stretch or tear resulting the collapse and flattening of the arch of the foot upon weight-bearing. However the arch returns when not bearing weight termed "flexible".

Symptoms: Which may occur in some persons with flexible flatfoot, include: Pain in the heel, arch, ankle, or along the outside of the foot as well as fatigue or aching in the foot and leg. The ankle itself will have the appearance of being rolled in. A flexible flatfoot if left untreated also associated with the lower back, hips and knee pain.

Diagnosis: Diagnosis of a flexible flatfoot is done by the podiatric surgeon during the office visit. He or she will do a biomechanical exam and observe the appearance of the foot when sitting, standing, and through a gait analysis. X-rays are also taken of the foot to determine the extent of the condition.

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Our United States Doctors

Robitaille Optimized 2016

Dr. Robitaille is a native of Montreal, Canada. She graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Newsom Optimized

Dr. Newsom is a native of Valparaiso, Indiana. He graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Jeffress Optimized

Dr. Kristian Jeffress received her medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in May of 2007. Dr. Jeffress then completed her three year training in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery in June 2010 at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Parsons Optimized

As the youngest of five children, Dr. Parsons was born and raised in Upstate NY. After obtaining a degree in Physical Therapy from Daemen College, in Buffalo, he spent one additional winter in the region before realizing that he should move south sooner than later! He made the move south in 2001.

Clauther Optimized

Dr. Clauther is originally from the island nation of Haiti, but he has lived in New York City for the past 23 years.

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Physimed Building
6363 Route Transcanadienne, Suite 102
Saint-Laurent (Québec) H4T 1Z9
Phone: 514-747-FOOT (3668)
Fax: 514-747-2229

Our Quebec Doctors

 Abibsi Optimized

Dr. Abibsi is a member of the Podiatric Order of Quebec. She has lectured across the province of Quebec to promote feet health: from babies to golden aged, everyone can rely on her expertise.

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