Flatfoot is a condition that causes flattening of the arch of the foot. Patients with flatfoot frequently have ankle pain and difficulty with daily activities. Initial treatments can include rest, immobilisation, shoe inserts, braces and physical therapy.

However, if these are unsuccessful, surgery may be considered.  A number of specific surgical procedures can be performed, but they can generally be grouped into those that correct deformities of the bones and those that repair ligaments and tendons. Your orthopaedic surgeon will choose the proper combination of procedures for your foot.