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2 Sears Dr., Suite 201
Paramus, NJ 07652

201-986-1900

 

By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
June 09, 2014
Category: Foot Conditions

TV newsreader Chris Bath when she was a young girl as a dancerChris Bath of Seven Sunday Night used to be a ballet dancer. Unfortunately flat feet and knock-keeps kept the future host from taking her dance career even further; today, however, Bath manages to remain connected to the art as the ambassador of Parramatta-based Form Dance Projects. Form, like other local business and creative leaders, is looking for an artistic home for the city’s many dancers, choreographers, and school students.

“I loved dancing, but was not anatomically made for it so I had no turnout, my knees always wanted to knock in and my feet were also flat,” Bath comments. “I realized at age 12 when my teacher told me, but I refused to give in.”

Flat feet can become burdensome for dancers, athletes, and other performers. If you have concerns regarding flat feet, consult with podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will assist you with any of your foot- and ankle-related issues.

What are Flat Feet?

Flat feet are a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. Standing about 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arch never formed during growth.

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees – if you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  

Symptoms:

  • Pain around the heel or arch area.
  • Trouble standing on the tip toe.
  • Swelling around the inside of the ankle.
  • Flat look to one or both feet.
  • Having your shoes feel uneven when worn.

 

To learn more about flat feet, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of our offices, located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to give you the best care options available.

Read more about Flat Feet

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Foot & Ankle Medical & Surgical Care
                                                 
Paramus, NJ Location
2 Sears Drive
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-986-1900
 
 
Affiliated With
Hackensack University Medical Center
The Valley Hospital
Board Certified, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics
 

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