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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
34 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
See an orthopedic su: Flat feet need treatment only if they cause pain or interfere with function. You must and has an md qualification if you have problems related to your ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Leland
30 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
It Depends: Orthopaedic conditions such as flat feet only requiring "fixing" if symptommatic. A variety of surgical and non-surgical options exist but need to be ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Genetics: Flat feet are usually just what you were born with. You can exacerbate this with poor foot wear and certain activities but generally it is a laxity o ... Read More
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Dr. Maxim Tyorkin
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Born with it: Most people with flat feet are born with it. In those people the flat feet have little or no effect on their everyday life. Some people can develop f ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Flat feet: Unless you have had your feet severely damaged somehow , it is just how you are . If it causes problems see your podiatrist for assistance
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
22 years experience Podiatry
Genetics: Mostly likely an inherited condition form your mother or father.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Genetics: is the main culprit.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: There are many athletes with completely asymptomatic flat feet. Flat feet do not require any treatment unless symptomatic.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Can have pain : In the arch, sometimes ankles can feel weak, can have knee pain or low back pain. Pain to the arch is more common in a flatfoot as well. Sometimes, t ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Not always: Flat feet in themselves do not necessary cause problems. How these feet function is much more important. Excessive pronation which is often found with ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Find some store bought comfortable arch supports to put in your shoes. I like the spenco brand.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Flat feet is genetic because the shape of a person's body, including his feet, is inherited from his parents through the genes. People with flat feet ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Surgery: Is your only option.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience Podiatry
Yes: If the feet are flat this may cause your ankles to roll outward. This can affect the alignment of your legs and thereby affect your knee and hip alig ... Read More
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