WARWICK, RI - Experienced Middletown podiatrist, Dr. Robert Gallucci, is educating patients about the effects of flat feet on their health. Treatment and prevention of adult flat foot can reduce the incidence of additional foot problems such as hammertoes, arthritis, calluses and bunions, and improve a person's overall health.
Overweight males in white-collar jobs are most apt to suffer from adult flatfoot disorder, a progressive condition characterized by partial or total collapse of the arch, according to the research. Dr. Gallucci notes that symptoms of adult flat feet include pain, swelling, flattening of the arch and an inward rolling of the ankle.
However, because flat feet are a progressive disorder by nature, studies suggest that neglecting treatment or preventive care can lead to arthritis, loss of function of the foot and other painful foot disorders that would require a visit to Dr. Gallucci, a podiatrist providing treatment for heel pain in Middletown.
"Flat feet may gradually worsen to the point that many of the tendons and ligaments in the foot and ankle are simply overworking, often to the point where they tear and/or rupture," says Warwick podiatrist, Dr. Robert Gallucci.
In most cases, flat feet can be treated with non-surgical approaches including orthotic devices or bracing, immobilization, physical therapy, medication and shoe modifications. "In some patients whose pain is not adequately relieved by conservative treatments, there are a variety of surgical techniques available to correct flatfoot and improve foot function," added Dr. Robert Gallucci, podiatrist in Warwick, RI.
"As in most progressive foot disorders, early treatment for flatfoot disorder is also the patient's best route for optimal success in controlling symptoms and additional damage to the feet," continued Dr. Gallucci, podiatrist in Middletown, RI. "The goal is to keep patients active, healthy and as pain free as possible."
If you suspect you have flat feet in Fall River, MA, have foot discomfort or heel pain, contact Dr. Gallucci's office at 401-738-7750 for a proper evaluation evaluation. For additional information on adult flatfoot or other foot conditions, visit the website for Foot & Ankle Institute of New England at http://www.footankle.info, or by visiting one of the practice's three convenient locations.
About Foot & Ankle Institute of New England: Foot and Ankle Institute of New England is a group of leading podiatrists in Warwick, Middletown and Fall River. Heel pain and flat feet specialists, Drs. Robert Gallucci, Stephen Rogers, Jonathan Sabourin, and Douglas Reid bring years of experience to the podiatric field and a passion for delivering quality foot and ankle care to every patient they serve. Services include treatment for heel pain, fungal nails, heel pain, diabetic wounds, and flat foot.
Dr. Stephen J. Rogers
300 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
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