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Treat Flat Foot at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills & Mokena Locations

Flat Foot (Pes Planus)

You’ve probably seen the post: different foot shapes can reveal your personality type? While we can’t prove this to be true from a medical standpoint, we can affirm that different foot structures can reveal why you are in pain.

Flat foot is one type of foot structure that often causes discomfort or pain, especially during rigorous exercise. In this blog, we’ll discuss what causes flat foot, when you should consult a physician and some potential treatment options available at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills and Mokena clinics.

All About Kyphosis Palos Hills and Mokena

Kyphosis is a spinal disorder in which an excessively curved spine results in an abnormal rounding of the upper back. A normal spine, when viewed from the side, is not a straight line. The thoracic portion of the spine has a normal forward curvature with a range of 20 to 50 degrees. The forward curvature of the spine is matched by reverse curvatures (called “sway”) in the neck (cervical spine) and lower back (lumbar spine), and this combination of forward and reverse curves allows people to sit and stand. The term “kyphosis,” drawn from the Greek term “kyphos” meaning “hump”, most commonly refers to excess curvature - greater than 50 degrees - of the upper back. Kyphosis can be identified in those with a noticeable, stooped-forward posture.

Palos Hills and Mokena's Orthopaedic Immediate Care Facilities

Benefits of Orthopaedic Immediate Care

At MidAmerica Orthopaedics, we are committed to providing the highest quality personal care for all of our patients. Our Orthopaedic Immediate Care facility offers timely diagnosis and cost-effective treatment for acute orthopaedic injuries. Why choose our immediate care facility over a visit to the ER or traditional immediate care facilities? We’ve listed the reasons below to help you decide for yourself or a loved one.