If your arches are falling you are experiencing symptoms of flat feet. There are a lot of reasons why the arch begins to fall, however it is reversible. Depending on the severity of your condition, Dr. Vargas could prescribe a number of different treatments.
- Stretching and exercising
- Resting while using ice to reduce swelling and pain
- Pain medication, over- the- counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories
- Physical therapy
- Custom orthotics, air casts, or braces
There are some things that you can do from home as well. Make sure that you are wearing the proper footwear for the activities you participate in. Participate in daily foot stretches and avoid putting extra stress on your feet. If the condition doesn’t seem to be improving it is probably time to seek help. In cases where the foot pain is severe your doctor could recommend surgery.