Fallen Arches & High Arches

Fallen Arches & High Arches

Have you ever felt like your feet are not quite supporting you the way they should? Whether it's a dull ache after a day on your feet or a sharp pain with every step, arch problems can majorly impact your daily life. At Mid Penn Foot & Ankle Specialists, we understand how critical healthy feet are to your overall well-being. Keep reading to learn about fallen and high arches and their connection to your foot health.

Symptoms and Causes of Fallen Arches

Fallen arches, also known as flat feet, occur when the arch of the foot collapses, and the sole comes into complete or near-complete contact with the ground. This can cause extreme discomfort and eventually lead to further complications. Common symptoms include pain in the heel or arch area, swollen ankles, and difficulty in foot movement. Causes range from genetic factors and aging to obesity and injury. It's important to recognize these signs early to prevent further issues.

The Connection Between Arches and Long-Term Foot Health

Your foot's arch acts as a natural shock absorber, aiding in weight distribution and providing balance and stability. Both fallen and high arches can disrupt this balance, leading to strain on other parts of the foot and even affecting your posture and gait. Over time, it can create discomfort and pain in your feet as well as in your knees, hips, and back.


How Custom Orthotics Can Help

One effective way to manage arch problems is through custom orthotics from a local podiatrist. These personalized shoe inserts are designed to support your unique foot structure, providing relief from discomfort and preventing further complications. Evenly distributing pressure and realigning your feet can help restore functionality and comfort, making each step easier to take.

Potential Complications of Untreated Arch Problems

Ignoring arch problems can lead to several serious issues, so it's important to see a qualified foot doctor if you notice symptoms. Fallen arches, for instance, can result in plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and even arthritis in severe cases. High arches, on the other hand, can lead to frequent ankle sprains, calluses, and metatarsalgia. These complications can severely impact your mobility and quality of life, which is why early intervention is so essential.

Surgical and Non-Surgical Foot Treatment for Arch Disorders

Treatment options for arch disorders vary depending on the severity and individual needs. Non-surgical treatments include physical therapy, stretching exercises, and the use of orthotics. These foot care approaches focus on strengthening foot muscles, improving flexibility, and providing support. In more severe cases, surgery might be necessary to correct the structural problems of the foot. Procedures range from minimally invasive techniques to reconstructive surgery aimed at restoring the natural arch and alleviating pain.

Are You Looking for an Experienced Local Podiatrist Who Can Help?

If you've been looking for a reliable foot doctor, call the team at Mid Penn Foot & Ankle Specialists. We are here to provide you with personalized care and advanced treatment options. With our dedication to foot care, we can tackle these issues together, helping you regain comfort and confidence in your steps. Don't let foot pain hold you back; contact our specialists for more information or to schedule an appointment for professional foot treatment. 

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What Our Happy Patiens Say

Susan Knippenberg

Dr. Zeno helped me to walk again without pain after years. He was very polite and experienced. I had really bad pain in my right foot that was giving me a hard time while walking. The treatment he recommended and I chose to go with cured my pains. Thank you, Dr. Zeno and Mid Penn Foot & Ankle Specialists.

Rachel Edwards

I came across this clinic when I was searching for a podiatrist in my area. The person who scheduled my appointment with the doctor was polite and was able to locate a time that best fit my schedule. The doctor was knowledgeable and was very helpful and understanding my concerns. He was able to locate the root cause of the pain I was having. Since the treatment, I feel much better. Thank you for taking care of me. Will use the clinic for sure If I need a foot doctor.

Donna Williams

I had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Zeno. I was a little bit nervous because I hadn't been to a Podiatrist in a long time. I had a big/ugly wart growing under my foot. The provider seemed to care about my issue. He removed it and wants to see me again to monitor the growth of my issue. And even stated to help it not keep reoccurring in the future. Thank you again. I was very pleased with the staff too. I will use this podiatric clinic If I need a foot doctor in the future.

Albert Leal

Dr. Zeno is a very good Dr. He is gentle, kind, and professional! He took time to answer all my questions. The clinic staff were friendly and helpful. Would 100% recommend this foot care & treatment clinic to anyone looking to see a foot doctor.

Eddie Lummus

He was a skilled and honest doctor. He treated the patient with sincerity and gave a detailed explanation of the pain. He was very patient with me and listened to all my concerns to find out what was best for me. The treatment he recommended helped my pain and now I can walk and run without pain. I recommend Dr. Zeno and Mid Penn Foot & Ankle Specialists to anyone in the York area. Thanks again for being patient and kind during my visit and treatment sessions.

Jessica Harris

Dr. Zeno was great! As soon as I walked in he made me feel comfortable with some friendly conversation while I filled out my paperwork. He was patient but direct with his questioning about my injury, and most importantly, explained exactly what was wrong and why. Doctors don't always get into the why, so I appreciated that he did so I could understand my injury and future prevention. He was also very clear about what I needed to do as far as recovery and helped me plan out the right steps to take, which helped me feel reassured immediately. I would recommend Mid Penn Foot & Ankle Specialists to anyone!

Rebecca Lewis

I have finally found a good foot doctor! The office was nice and clean, the nurse was kind and helpful in getting me ready. I didn't have to wait to be called to a room and nor for the doctor to come in. Dr. Zeno was awesome! He explained everything to me and I felt confident about what was going on with my toe, the treatment, and when it will heal. I will refer other people to him:):) Thank you guys so much!

Tony Rosas

Dr. Zeno was very knowledgeable and helpful, I had to visit while I was here for work. I would fly back out to him if I ever had foot problems. He is so kind and great at his work. Affordable as well if you don't have insurance. I would recommend this foot care & treatment clinic to anyone! Keep up the good work Mid Penn Foot & Ankle Specialists. 

John Cunningham

I came in for an ingrown toenail and Dr. Zeno did an amazing job. I have had this procedure done in the past but Dr.Zeno is hands down the best! And the clinic doesn’t overcharge while giving you a detailed overview of what you are paying for. Look no further this is the clinic you have been looking for! I would use this podiatry clinic if I need foot treatment. I will keep their contact information to use in the future if I need a foot doctor again.

Jessica Browers

Dr. Zeno is a doctor who, through his combination of personability and professional approach, is easy to trust. I leave my visits confident that Dr. Zeno is on top of my issues and has a well-thought-out plan of action. However, what is most satisfying to me is knowing that he is very straightforward and assures that you know the entire picture.