A guide to conservative care for adult flatfoot
from Podiatry Today
Adult flatfoot is a common problem podiatrists see every day. Without early identification of the problem, the flatfoot deformity can progress. There has been a shift in protocol over the years from surgical treatment early on in the diagnosis of adult flatfoot to a more valiant attempt at conservative treatment. In 1997, Sferra and Rosenberg stated that "conservative management is a critical part of initial treatment of posterior tibial tendon insufficiency, especially in patients with advanced age, sedentary lifestyle and medical comorbidities that preclude surgical intervention."
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