Bunion/Flat Feet/Fallen Arch
Some background... I'm 23 years old, and very active. I've been a competitive athlete my entire life, and played soccer in college. I have always had issues with my feet, mostly due to having flat feet. While in college I also tore my right arch. I played on it for a couple more years, and then had Topaz Surgery to offer some relief. It took away most of the pain I experienced in the arch, although the bottom of the heel is still extremely sensitive after any extended period of time on the foot. So basically the right foot has a completely fallen arch and a small bunion, and the left foot is pretty flat with a large bunion.
Now to my questions... I'm starting to look into having the bunion on the left foot treated, and possibly the right. We have had a doctor in the area recommended and will meet with them... but I am wondering if doctors will even treat bunions when the foot has other issues going on? I'm wondering if I should expect to hear flat foot reconstruction as being necessary? I don't know where to really even begin looking for info for those with flat feet and bunions. I know I'm in a pretty fair amount of pain, and only being 23 and in otherwise good health, I know its not normal. I fear what they will be like in the future.
I apologise for the length, but hope for some help, suggestions, etc. Thanks