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Have You Considered Surgery for Your Flat Feet? New York, NY
Stuart Mogul, MD

Flat feet, or fallen arches, are identified by the loss of the upward curve in the middle of the foot. This arch is created when the tendons in your foot work together and pull the foot into the correct shape. When the foot is injured or the tendons are damaged, they may no longer bring the foot into the classic arch, resulting in a flat foot. For some people, conventional treatments do not work. This can lead can to long-term discomfort and activity restriction. Thankfully, there is another solution: surgical correction of flat feet.

Traditional Treatment for Flat Feet

Fallen arches often respond well to conservative treatment, especially if detected early or if they are not causing significant discomfort. In the beginning stages, you can expect treatments such as:

  • Resting, elevating and applying ice to the feet if they swell
  • Over-the-counter medications for pain and inflammation
  • Physiotherapy to improve tendon strength and foot flexibility

If your flat feet are causing discomfort, especially with activities like sports or walking, additional measures may be considered:

  • Orthotic shoe inserts to position the arch correctly in footwear
  • Braces or casts to help reduce strain while you give other treatments a chance to work
  • Corticosteroid injections to relieve inflammation and reduce pain

If there is little improvement once these options are exhausted, surgery can help repair the structures supporting the foot and physically alter their shape. Such surgeries may include:

  • Tendon repair
  • Tendon replacement or lengthening
  • Bone fusion—ankle or foot
  • Bone reshaping—smoothing or grafting

Only a qualified surgeon with an extensive understanding of feet should undertake the delicate repair of the foot. The procedures should be as minimally invasive as possible to reduce surgical risks and improve healing times.

Treating Flat Feet in New York

Flat feet can be caused by poor-fitting footwear, but it is often caused by things beyond your control, like genetics, aging, injury and certain medical conditions. Dr. Stuart Mogul is a pioneer in the field of foot surgery, and one of the most sought-after foot surgeons. Contact the office today to schedule a consultation.

Posted on behalf of Stuart J. Mogul DPM, FACFAS

1111 Park Avenue Suite 1B
New York, NY 10128

Phone: (212) 769-0066


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Patient Testimonials

Fabulous person and doctor. Very professional manner, skilled, knowledgeable and personable... what more can you ask for in your Doctor?! Her performed my surgery and I was confident then as I am now through my recovery.

- Samantha W.

Second surgery with dr mogul. Once in 2013 and one now (bunion surgery on different feet). Great doctor, friendly staff, personally checks in on you after surgery. Highly recommend. Hoping my right foot is as pain free as my left one was.

- Priya P.

Dr. Mogul is amazing. I was suffering from bunion pain for a few years, and now I am pain free. What an incredible difference it has made to the quality of my life! The surgery was stress free and his skilled and super nice office staff took care of all the details!

- Lisa L.