Flat foot pain management?
Hello, my 30 year old boyfriend presented with complaints of pain in his arch and also on the outside of the right ankle dur to flat foot. The pain was worse when walking long distances and when jogging. He had previously been provided with orthotics but these did not resolve the problem. He is suffering a lot. I feel bad for him and at a loss what to do. Please suggest.
@abhishikta Treatment for flat feet and fallen arches depends on the severity and cause of the problem. If flat feet cause no pain or other difficulties, then treatment is probably not needed. In other cases, your doctor may suggest one or more of these treatments: Rest and ice to relieve pain and reduce swelling
Pain relief medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories
Orthotic devices, shoe modifications, braces, or casts
Injected medications to reduce inflammation, such as corticosteroids