Only about 30% of the population has a normal foot, the rest of the people either have a foot that over-pronates (flat feet) or over-supinates (high arch) which can eventually cause foot pain and problems.

It is much more common (about 95%) for patients to have a foot that over-pronates.  The important thing to know is that all feet pronate and supinate, but abnormal feet do one of these things too much, or at the wrong time.

foot pain

Flat Feet contribute to over stretching and shortening in your foot and can lead to foot pain such as:

  • Heel pain
  • Bunions
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Corns, Calluses and Hammertoes
  • Shin Splints
  • Knee pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Low Back Pain

What Is A Flat Foot?

When the tendons in your foot all pull the proper amount, then your foot forms a moderate, normal arch. When tendons do not pull together properly, there is little or no arch. This is called flat foot or fallen arch.

How To Check To See If You Have Flat Feet

foot pain

  1. Get your feet wet.
  2. Stand on a flat surface where your footprint will show, such as on a concrete walkway or on a piece of paper.
  3. Step away and look at the prints. If you see complete imprints of the bottom of your feet, then you’re likely to have flat feet. (#3 is an image of a flat foot)

What Can I Do To Avoid Foot Problems and Foot Pain?

As Ben Franklin said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

I guess the easiest example would be that of a car.  If you just add oil to the engine when needed, it will still work great in the beginning but you may find you have expensive problems later on.  If you change your oil every 3 months, your engine will be running much smoother for a much longer period of time with a lot less problem.

The same can be said with orthotics and flat feet.  Your feet will still work if you don’t wear orthotics but later in life there will be a big difference between the person who had flat feet and wore the orthotics and the person who didn’t.

For people who didn’t go with the ounce of prevention here are some treatments the doctor may suggest :

  • Rest and ice to relieve pain and swelling
  • Stretching exercises
  • Pain relief medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories
  • Physical therapy
  • Orthotic devices, shoe modifications, braces, or casts
  • Injected medications to reduce inflammation, such as corticosteroids

If you or anyone in your family is having trouble with flat feet give our office at Hollowbrook Foot Specialist a call at (845) 298-9074. Our friendly staff will be glad to make you a convenient appointment with the Dr. Schlam.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

bob 5 star review

GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

jordan 5 star review

I came here today for the first time what a wonderful group of people, very professional and friendly and the Dr. I saw, Dr. Geshev, he is absolutely the first podiatrist I’ve ever seen that made me feel very comfortable, and he knows what he’s doing. I would recommend this podiatrist office to everybody.

- Valerie G.

john 5 star review

Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

irene 5 star review

Wonderful staff (warm and inviting). Clean office. Dr. G is knowledgeable and listened to me. He knew 3 ways to help my situation and I know that I will feel better under his care and instructions. I recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists!

- S.G.

5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Hollowbrook Foot Specialists. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

google 5 star review
yelp 5 star review
facebook 5 star review

Is Hollowbrook Foot Specialists Right For You?

Answer These Questions To Find Out Now

hollowbrook white logo
click for directions

Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only

hollowbrook foot specialist office
white logo footer hollowbrook
Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday: By appointment only

hollowbrook podiatry
american college of foot and ankle surgeon
podiatric medicine association
aapsm footer logo
apma logo

We Serve ALL The Following Cities & Their Surrounding Areas ...

Wappingers Falls, NY   |   Poughkeepsie, NY   |   Hopewell Junction, NY   |   Fishkill, NY   |   Beacon, NY

© 2019 - Hollowbrook Foot Specialists
Designed by