Adult Acquired Flatfoot?Michael E. Graham, DPM, FACFAS
What is an “adult acquired flatfoot”?
Basically - an adult who hasdeveloped a symptomatic flatfoot.
It’s not that yesterday
their foot was normal
yesterday and today when they got out of  bed their foot flattened out.                       today
No, it is simply the fact that nowthere is pain associated with their           misaligned foot.
Pain is an warning sign that   something is wrong.
Most times, pain occurs due to the       overstretching of the     posterior tibial tendon.
An important question we need to         ask ourselves is    what lead to this problem?
The answer has everything to do     with foot alignment.
When feet are aligned, thehindfoot bones are aligned.
When the hindfoot bones are nolonger aligned, then there is a loss of       normal foot alignment.
The ankle bone (talus) should sit on top of the heel bone (calcaneus).
However, in a misaligned foot, the talus partially dislocates on the            calcaneus.
Individuals with a rigid condition get   along with less symptoms thanindividuals with a flexible condition.
That’s because when the ankle bone partially displaces on the hindfootbones, a tremendous strain is placed on the tissues ...
When the inner arch is strained, thisplaces a tremendous repeated forceon the posterior tibial tendon while   standing, wa...
Most people diagnosed with  adult acquired flatfootare usually 45-55 years old.
Did you know that people of this age    range have taken more than         120,000,000 steps.
These individuals were born withmisaligned feet, they have had bad       feet their whole life.
Its just now after all these years ofthe cumulative trauma acting on the  soft tissues that has lead to pain.
If these feet were realigned when     they were children then theywouldn’t have to suffer as a result of        their misa...
There are now provenprocedures that can help.
It might not be too late.
The treatment options are basedprimarily on the flexibility of the           condition.
Resting Stance Position   Neutral Stance PositionIf you can reposition your foot/feet   “back to normal” than you have    ...
than someone who cannot.
There is a proven realignment     procedure that can
transform this foot
into this foot
The procedure involves the insertionof a titanium stent into the naturally   occurring space in between the         ankle ...
It’s performed as a brief out-      patient procedure.
Generally, most patients are allowed to bear partial weight on their foot           the same day.
Instantly, the hindfoot bones arerealigned and the normal amount of         motion still occurs.
The procedure is reversible, which is  a benefit as traditional hindfoot        reconstruct is not.
Patients, once fully healed, areallowed to exercise to tolerance      without restriction.
Stop suffering as a result of your        misaligned feet.
Taking action today may prevent you  from having to undergo a more   aggressive surgical procedure.
This procedure may be covered   by your health insurance.
If not, it is surprisingly affordableand can possibly be performed as an     in-office procedure saving        thousands o...
This pathologic deformity should         not be ignored.
While standing  and with every        step taken, excessive abnormal forcesare destroying the   tissues of the  foot, knee...
To learn more about this life     changing procedure          Please visit
www.alignmyfeet.com
Don’t let your feet control your life, take control of your feet.
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Painful Adult Acquired Flatfoot - Treatment Options

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Adult acquired is a very serious condition that can lead to many secondary deformities, not only within the foot but also in the knees, hips and back. This presentation discusses a new scientifically proven procedure that may be able to help realign and fix this problem at its root.

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Painful Adult Acquired Flatfoot - Treatment Options

  1. 1. Adult Acquired Flatfoot?Michael E. Graham, DPM, FACFAS
  2. 2. What is an “adult acquired flatfoot”?
  3. 3. Basically - an adult who hasdeveloped a symptomatic flatfoot.
  4. 4. It’s not that yesterday
  5. 5. their foot was normal
  6. 6. yesterday and today when they got out of bed their foot flattened out. today
  7. 7. No, it is simply the fact that nowthere is pain associated with their misaligned foot.
  8. 8. Pain is an warning sign that something is wrong.
  9. 9. Most times, pain occurs due to the overstretching of the posterior tibial tendon.
  10. 10. An important question we need to ask ourselves is what lead to this problem?
  11. 11. The answer has everything to do with foot alignment.
  12. 12. When feet are aligned, thehindfoot bones are aligned.
  13. 13. When the hindfoot bones are nolonger aligned, then there is a loss of normal foot alignment.
  14. 14. The ankle bone (talus) should sit on top of the heel bone (calcaneus).
  15. 15. However, in a misaligned foot, the talus partially dislocates on the calcaneus.
  16. 16. Individuals with a rigid condition get along with less symptoms thanindividuals with a flexible condition.
  17. 17. That’s because when the ankle bone partially displaces on the hindfootbones, a tremendous strain is placed on the tissues supporting the inner arch.
  18. 18. When the inner arch is strained, thisplaces a tremendous repeated forceon the posterior tibial tendon while standing, walking or running.
  19. 19. Most people diagnosed with adult acquired flatfootare usually 45-55 years old.
  20. 20. Did you know that people of this age range have taken more than 120,000,000 steps.
  21. 21. These individuals were born withmisaligned feet, they have had bad feet their whole life.
  22. 22. Its just now after all these years ofthe cumulative trauma acting on the soft tissues that has lead to pain.
  23. 23. If these feet were realigned when they were children then theywouldn’t have to suffer as a result of their misaligned feet.
  24. 24. There are now provenprocedures that can help.
  25. 25. It might not be too late.
  26. 26. The treatment options are basedprimarily on the flexibility of the condition.
  27. 27. Resting Stance Position Neutral Stance PositionIf you can reposition your foot/feet “back to normal” than you have more options
  28. 28. than someone who cannot.
  29. 29. There is a proven realignment procedure that can
  30. 30. transform this foot
  31. 31. into this foot
  32. 32. The procedure involves the insertionof a titanium stent into the naturally occurring space in between the ankle and heel bones. + =
  33. 33. It’s performed as a brief out- patient procedure.
  34. 34. Generally, most patients are allowed to bear partial weight on their foot the same day.
  35. 35. Instantly, the hindfoot bones arerealigned and the normal amount of motion still occurs.
  36. 36. The procedure is reversible, which is a benefit as traditional hindfoot reconstruct is not.
  37. 37. Patients, once fully healed, areallowed to exercise to tolerance without restriction.
  38. 38. Stop suffering as a result of your misaligned feet.
  39. 39. Taking action today may prevent you from having to undergo a more aggressive surgical procedure.
  40. 40. This procedure may be covered by your health insurance.
  41. 41. If not, it is surprisingly affordableand can possibly be performed as an in-office procedure saving thousands of dollars.
  42. 42. This pathologic deformity should not be ignored.
  43. 43. While standing and with every step taken, excessive abnormal forcesare destroying the tissues of the foot, knee, hip and back.
  44. 44. To learn more about this life changing procedure Please visit
  45. 45. www.alignmyfeet.com
  46. 46. Don’t let your feet control your life, take control of your feet.

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