Flat foot surgery is sometimes an option when considering treatment, especially when conservative methods fail. Surgery may not be a viable option for all patients, however. Each patient must be considered on an individual basis on factors such as age, their goals in activity, and whether they have other conditions that might cause complications. It may be better for a younger patient to undergo surgery if they wish to be active, for example, while an older patient who is not very active might not benefit from surgery enough to make the attempt worth potential risks.
Please note that surgery is a last option. Many cases are treated well with more conservative methods. Let the doctors at California Foot and Ankle Institute help you determine your best options in finding relief from flat feet pain. Schedule an appointment by calling our Irvine office at (949) 833-3406 or our Victorville office at (760) 951-2000. You can also reach us toll-free at (888) 796-6631.