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A 49-year-old member asked:

what to do if i have flat feet. is there any treatment for this?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Orthotics are : Conservative treatment, surgery otherwise.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Should I get insoles for my flat feet?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Specialized shoe inserts, such as the superfeet brand, do help persons with flat feet. The inserts have a firm, supportive underside, and a softer foam topside. They help hold up the person's flattened arches.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of flat feet?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
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 of the ligaments in the foot and it is how your are. Give yourself a lift and get some inserts (arch supports) and if problems, see your orthopedist with interest in feet or a podiatrist. Don't be a "pain in the foot"!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
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Usually just foot pain.
Jan 13, 2012
A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I get treatment for flat feet?

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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry 38 years experience
Good shoes/support: Good shoes and support helps. A thicker, stiffer soled shoe usually works best. See your foot specialists for an evaluation, orthotics can be helpful. Visit apma.Org for a foot specialist near you. Dr l.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is there any way to get treatment for flat feet?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
Orthotics are used: To stabilize/support feet that flatten out to excess. In severe cases, there are surgical procedures for dealing with it. If you are asymptomatic, then treatment isn't always necessary. You can't create an arch where there wasn't one, at least not without surgery.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to have flat feet, and is there a good treatment for flat feet?

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Replacement insoles: The question is quite vague, but i'll assume you want to know about arch supports. These can be custom made orthotics, made specifically for your individual feet, by seeing a podiatrist. For otc supports, i really like spenco medical products. Try the polysorb cross-trainer, walker-runner or total support styles to get more support in your shoes.

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