Flat foot

What is flatfoot?

Flatfoot is a foot condition characterized by a loss of the medial arch of the foot (tending to flatten). (tending to flatten), losing the normal structure.

It may present with or without pain. Patients often present with unsteady gait, repeated sprains, pain in the metatarsal heads and on the edge of the foot.

The causes are usually neuromuscular conditions or spinal pathologies, it may be due to muscular weaknesses, ligaments or bony structures of the arch that produce collapse. It can appear due to excessive tension in the triceps suralis, obesity, dysfunction of the tibialis posterior or excessive laxity in the ligaments, plantar fascia or structures that support the foot.


How is this injury treated?

Improve muscle strength and control, as well as nerve control, through a combination of treatment based on manual therapyrehabilitation exercises and technology.

For this purpose, at Clínica Sohail we carry out a global assessment beforehandWe perform a thorough and complete examination of the musculoskeletal and nervous system, and depending on the results, we assess which type of treatment is the most appropriate for the patient. In a cross-cutting manner, the readaptation team will carry out an intervention through therapeutic exercise

Depending on the degree of lesion, and together with the application of technology such as ultrasound-guided percutaneous intratissue electrolysis (EPI), and Percutaneous Echoguided Neuromodulation, Shock waves, Imoove o Therapeutic magnetic resonance imaging (MBST), we will work with a program of control exercises, global postural reeducation (RPG) and/or strength and postural re-education exercises.

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