Flexible flatfoot is one of the most common types of flatfoot. It typically begins in childhood or adolescence and continues into adulthood. It usually occurs in both feet and generally progresses in severity throughout the adult years. As the deformity worsens, the soft tissues (tendons and ligaments) of the arch may stretch or tear and can become inflamed.
If you experience symptoms with flexible flatfoot, the foot and ankle surgeon may recommend various treatment options, including Activity modifications, Weight loss, Physical therapy, Orthotic devices, Shoe modifications and Surgery.