Understanding Flatfoot: A Comprehensive Guide by Hosey and Murphy Foot and Ankle Centers


What is Flatfoot?

Flatfoot, or pes planus, is a condition where the arches of the feet flatten, causing the entire sole to come into contact with the ground. While some people naturally have flatter arches, others may develop flatfoot over time due to various factors.



Recognizing the symptoms of flatfoot is essential for early intervention and proper management. Common signs include:

Treatment Options:

At Hosey and Murphy Foot and Ankle Centers, our experienced podiatric team offers personalized treatment plans to address flatfoot symptoms. Here are some common interventions:

In severe cases, surgical intervention may be considered to correct structural abnormalities or reconstruct damaged tendons.


While some factors contributing to flatfoot are beyond our control, certain preventive measures can promote foot health:


At Hosey and Murphy Foot and Ankle Centers, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for all your podiatric needs. If you're experiencing flatfoot symptoms or any other foot-related concerns, schedule an appointment with our expert podiatrists. Your feet deserve the best care, and we are here to guide you every step of the way towards optimal foot health.

Ryan Murphy, DPM, FACFAS Ryan Murphy, DPM, FACFAS Dr. Murphy graduated from the Scholl College of podiatric medicine in 2009 and is now board certified by the college of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in diagnosis and treatment of any condition involving the foot and ankle. He is the owner of Hosey and Murphy Foot and Ankle Centers. Dr. Murphy specializes in sports medicine, fracture repair, forefoot surgery, and the treatment and surgical correction of ankle pain. He’s a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and has published numerous articles in respected podiatric medical journals.

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