Recently Dr. Oz had a segment on called “Fixing Your Flat Zones: Flat Feet”  which gives some interesting information about how to tell if you have flat feet.

If you are not sure if you have flat feet, you might appreciate watching this segment, which is available here.

Although there are numerous causes of flat feet, the most common reason is your genetics.  If you have flat feet, the chances are good that someone in your family has it too.

Flat feet occurs when the tendons and ligaments that help to support the foot have weakened to the point that they can no longer support the foot.  However, contrary to the information given on the Dr. Oz show, I don’t believe that any amount of exercise can correct this problem – especially in adults.

This does not mean that flat feet should be ignored.  With time, people who have flat feet usually develop other problems, including:

When flat feet are detected early, they can be controlled with a custom insole called an orthotic.  If flat feet are detected in young children, a permanent improvement in their feet can be made by simply wearing orthotics.

If left unchecked, flat feet can develop into a more serious problem involving foot and ankle braces or even surgery.

So if you believe you have flat feet, especially if you are noticing crooked toes or a bump forming on the side of your foot, it is a sign that you should visit Hollowbrook foot Specialists, located in Wappingers Falls, NY.  We can slow down the progression of these problems and hopefully push off the need for future surgery.

If you are having foot or ankle pain, contact Dr. Schlam today to schedule an appointment.

By David 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.

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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.

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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

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.

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The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

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

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
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