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What are the causes of flat feet in adulthood?

flat feet on a wooden floorDeveloping flat feet in adulthood is a sign of problems in the tendons that support your midfoot. You have tendons—one in particular, the posterior tibial tendon—that help hold up your arch. Years of wear and tear, or even a sudden injury, can weaken and damage tendon tissue so it’s not able to do its job well. Your arch slowly collapses down and in without its full support. As a result, you develop adult flatfoot.

This may or may not be a painful problem for you. As your arch collapses, your foot may struggle to absorb weight and shock properly, which can lead to soreness and discomfort. On top of that, you may feel pain around the inside of your ankle from the damaged tendon. Typically the pain feels worst when you’re active. The good news is that there are ways to treat your flatfoot problems. Let Absolute Foot Care Specialists take care of your discomfort. Contact our Las Vegas offices today by calling (702) 839-2010 or by using our online contact forms.