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Ukiah Podiatrist | Ukiah Flatfoot (Fallen Arches) | CA | Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM |

Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM

Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Physician & Surgeon of the Foot & Ankle

Address: 238 Hospital Drive Suite B
Ukiah, CA 95482
Telephone: (707) 463-3668
Fax: (707) 463-3664

 

Flatfoot (Fallen Arches)

 
 
Ukiah Podiatrist | Ukiah Flatfoot (Fallen Arches) | CA | Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM |
Ukiah Podiatrist | Ukiah Flatfoot (Fallen Arches) | CA | Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM |
Ukiah Podiatrist | Ukiah Flatfoot (Fallen Arches) | CA | Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM |

It is rare to find someone who walks with both feet in perfect alignment. Often we walk on the inside or outsides of our feet, or with our toes or heels rotated inward. These typical walking patterns can cause many problems not just with the feet but also for the whole body as the alignment of the feet sets the foundation for the whole body’s alignment. One of the most common effects of improper alignment is known as flatfoot, or fallen arches.

Also known as fallen arches, the condition of flat feet is characterized by a lack of appropriate arch in the inner foot. It can be a genetic condition or the result of improper body mechanics. Often the whole of the foot will contact the ground. Because a healthy foot is structurally able to support the weight of the body thanks to the bone structure that comprises the arch, a flat foot often is unable to properly support this weight and will cause extreme pressure in the joints above, such as the ankles, knees and hips.

If you have flat feet, you may also experience pain throughout the lower body and into the lower back. Orthotics can be prescribed to create a system of support for the body and surgery can also offer a more permanent solution. Contact us today to discuss which treatment option may be right for you.

 

 

Treatments:

-Costum made orthotics

-Surgery ( recommended for children 6-16 years of age)

Ukiah Podiatrist | Ukiah Flatfoot (Fallen Arches) | CA | Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM |
Ukiah Podiatrist | Ukiah Flatfoot (Fallen Arches) | CA | Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM |
Ukiah Podiatrist | Ukiah Flatfoot (Fallen Arches) | CA | Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM |
 
 
 
 
Ukiah Podiatrist Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM is a poidiatry office providing Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Ukiah, CA. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Gout, Hammertoes, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 95482 area and surrounding areas in Ukiah