Adult Acquired Flat Foot

Understanding Your Condition

What are the causes of flat foot?

Flatfoot, also known as adult acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD), is most commonly caused by posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction (PTTD). Other less common causes of AAFD include inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis.

What are the symptoms of flat foot?

Common symptoms of AAFD include pain and swelling. Because of the progressive deformity, shoe wear may become difficult.

What are the treatments of AAFD?

First line treatments of the condition are non-surgical in nature, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) and bracing or orthotics. For advanced cases that do not respond to conservative treatment, then surgery may be recommended.

Where can I learn more about adult flat foot deformity?

To learn more about this condition, make an appointment with Essex Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to discuss your options. Also read more about your condition from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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