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Gabriel J. Halperin, DPM
3616 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063

323-264-6157


Podiatrist
3616 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063

The podiatrists at Gabriel J. Halperin, DPM treat foot and ankle problems such as heel pain, diabetic foot care, bunions and shockwave therapy in Los Angeles, CA.


Podiatry Factoid

The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about 115,000 miles over a lifetime. That's enough to go around the circumference of the earth four times.
Flatfoot Correction

Adult acquired flatfoot or posterior tibial tendon dysfunction usually leads to a gradual loss of the arch. The posterior tibial muscle is a deep muscle in the back of the calf and has a long tendon that extends from above the ankle and attaches into several sites around the arch of the foot. The muscle acts like a stirrup on the inside of the foot to help support the arch. The posterior tibial muscle stabilizes the arch and creates a rigid platform for walking and running. If the posterior tibial tendon becomes damaged or tears, the arch loses its stability and as a result, collapses, causing a flatfoot.

Surgery is often performed to give the patient a more functional and stable foot. Several procedures may be required to correct a flatfoot deformity.

Surgical treatment can include the following kinds of procedures, depending on the severity of the problem:
  • Removal of inflammatory tissue and repair of the posterior tibial tendon.
  • Isolated bone fusion procedures, bone grafts, and/or repositioning bones through cuts called osteotomies.
  • Fusion procedures such as a triple or double arthrodesis, in which two or three major bones in the back of the foot are joined with screws or pins.