A 30-year-old female asked:
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will significant weight loss correct a badly fallen arch? i'm female, 30 years old, and 6'6. i was 205, but now i'm 180. my normal weight is 120.

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
No: But weight loss certainly will help your pain and prevent other problems. See podiatrist for custom orthotics. Best of luck.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
No it will not: Sorry to hear about fallen arches, but weight loss will not correct them. Weight loss may make your feet feel better with less weight and pressure on the arch, but if they have already collapsed, that means the tendons, ligaments, and bone structure of your flat feet may be permanent. There are other treatments for painful fallen arches or flatfeet. Hope you seek out help. Best of luck.
Answered on Jun 6, 2014
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