Once the doctor analyzes your symptoms and medical history, they will perform a detailed physical examination of your feet and observe the wear pattern of your shoes. If you have pain or discomfort, you will likely request the following diagnostic tests:
- Ultrasound: To check if there is no injured tendon.
- X-rays: To detect if there is no presence of arthritis.
- MRI: To have detailed pictures.
- Computed tomography: Obtain accurate images of the foot from various perspectives.
Generally, if there is no pain, no treatment is required, but if necessary, it would include:
- Arch braces.
- Stretching program for short or stiff tendons.
- Physical therapy.
- Ergonomic shoes with adequate support.
The specialist may recommend that you avoid some movements or activities that cause discomfort or prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce the pain.
In more extreme cases, where a tendon tear or rupture may occur, surgery may be suggested to repair this area that produces the absence of the arch in the foot and thereby fuse some joints of the foot until the correct position is achieved.
At the Orthopedics and Traumatology Center, we seek to improve the lives of patients restricted or immobilized by musculoskeletal disorders or injuries. We specialize in the care of the locomotor system by integrating the latest medical, biological, and technological advances, in strict adherence to the highest international standards of patient care.