When limited or compromised ankle motion goes untreated, other issues may be involved or can develop such as flat feet.

The treatment for this condition is called Gastroc Recession and is shown in the video entitled “Gastroc Recession for Pediatric Flatfoot Deformity.”

While specific causes aren’t certain, the ankle may be compromised by hereditary conditions, aging, medical issues or immobilizing restraint from treatment. The condition can show up in children or adults.

Expert corrective treatment from a qualified surgeon is usually quite successful. If you have persistent pain in the front of your foot or have been living with a birth defect that makes you walk on your toes, call Hoosier Foot and Ankle for a consultation appointment. After Dr. Deheer examines your condition, he will be able to recommend treatment which can vary from exercises to surgery.