Do flat feet require surgery?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Flat feet rarely require surgery, but it can be necessary in some cases. If your flat feet are caused by fused bones, surgery might help if other treatment options do not. Or, if your pain is being caused by a tear in your tendon, then surgery might be able to fix the problem. Your doctor will be able to diagnose the cause of the pain and therefore help recommend the best solution.

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