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Dr. Robert Conenello
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Fallen Arches (Overview)

A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on the ground with pressure.


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Can you ever regain the arch on your foot if you have fallen arches?

Can you ever regain the arch on your foot if you have fallen arches?

Can not: It would take surgical intervention to correct this. Most of the time conservative treatments help. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Conenello
236 Doctors shared insights

Fallen Arches (Overview)

A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on the ground with pressure.


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What causes fallen arches? Do arch supports in shoes prevent it getting worse?

What causes fallen arches? Do arch supports in shoes prevent it getting worse?

Hereditary: Many people are born with flat feet, some diseases can affect the arches.
Orthotics will sometimes delay and help the foot from getting worse. ...Read more

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What does having fallen arches mean?

What does having fallen arches mean?

See below: The joints of the middle portion of you foot have collapsed and now your arch touches the ground. ...Read more

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How can I treat sore knees and fallen arches?

How can I treat sore knees and fallen arches?

Try arch supports: Get a pair of over the counter arch supports and make sure your shoes are in good repair. If these measures do not provide enough relief, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fallen arches?

What is the best treatment for fallen arches?

It all depends: Flat feet are characterized by severity, flexibility and ankle involvement. The calf muscle is often tight and needs to be stretched. Mild deformity can be treated with otc arch supports. A flexible deformity when severe requires a brace. Rigid deformities and ankle involvement is best treated surgically. Every effort is now made to preserve joints when possible. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for a fallen arch? Right foot. I have become extremely depressed and anti-social because of the pain, my life has changed from it.

Is there any cure for a fallen arch? Right foot. I have become extremely depressed and anti-social because of the pain, my life has changed from it.

Relief: There is no cure, but there are definite remedies that a qualified orthopedic surgeon can help you with. Most involve arch supports that relieve the excess tension on tendons (often causing heel pain and spurs). Depending on the severity and configuration of your arches now, you may need only commonly available supports; or may need custom fitted and molded ones. ...Read more

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What does having fallen arches mean?

See below: The joints of the middle portion of you foot have collapsed and now your arch touches the ground. ...Read more

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I'm in pain from fallen arches what can I do?

Have your feet: Examined; depending on the particulars, some form of orthotic control can help relieve any pain you have, stabilize your feet and limit future damage. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the pain of fallen arches?

Orthotics: Or arch supports. Icing and antiinflammatories are also usually helpful. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises to raise fallen arches?

Are there any exercises to raise fallen arches?

I am under the: Belief no. Arch supports can be used to help lift the arch. There is a minimal incision surgery you can check out where an implant is placed in the back of the foot with resultant lifting of arch. Check out fixmyflatfeet. Com I personally do the procedure and find it highly effective.
The decision of conservative vs surgery would depend on your pain level. ...Read more

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Is it possible to restore fallen arches with supports?

Is it possible to restore fallen arches with supports?

No: "fallen arches" in someone your age is most likely secondary to genetics. You can't pick your parents! The best you can do is protect your feet with good shoes and supports. Abnormal foot fun tigon can lead to problems farther "up stream" with ankle, knee, hip and low back problems. Improving foot function can decrease the likelihood of these secondary problems. Dr l. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fallen arches?

Fallen Arch: A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on the ground with pressure. ...Read more

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Are horsehair inserts remedies for fallen arches?

Are horsehair inserts remedies for fallen arches?

Most insets help: Good shoes and supports can be helpful. As a rule: the thicker the sole, the stiffer the shoe, the better the support, the better your feet will feel. Have our feet evaluated, custom made orthotics may be helpful. Dr l. ...Read more

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Can you still exercise with fallen arches with orthotics?

Can you still exercise with fallen arches with orthotics?

Yes: You can exercise even if you can't walk. If you have trouble with your feet while walking or jogging, you might want to go to a shoe store where the salespeople can fit you with supportive shoes. But don't discount bicycling or walking in a pool if you can. There are all sorts of ways to exercise. ...Read more

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What can you do about fallen arches if you like to go barefoot?

What can you do about fallen arches if you like to go barefoot?

Limit barefoot: Limit your barefoot or you might want to try a sandal with a good arch support. A foot that flattens excessively can put extra stress on your knees, hips and low back. Usually improving foot function will help. Dr l. ...Read more

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I want to wear sandals but I have fallen arches any suggestions?

Yes: There are a variety of sandal manufacturers that produce sandals with arch support. Most of the good running stores will carry some. Some examples are: keen, birkenstock, fit flops, naots, think, mephisto, finn comfort and chaco. There are many others that can provide you some extra support. See what works best for you. Dr l. ...Read more

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