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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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Flat feet may require orthotics. Flat feet may be good for long distance running.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
Abnormal function: "flat feet" can be structural, the way you were born, or functional, the way your foot works. Flattening of the foot puts extra stress on the ankles. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Yes.

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