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Do people who have flat feet also have a lot of ankle pain?

Do people who have flat feet also have a lot of ankle pain?

Not necessarily: Some people with flatfeet have no problems with pain and others have a whole host of them. If you are having any problems, see a foot and ankle specialist, such as a podiatrist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Conenello
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Fallen Arches (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Flat feet cause very bad foot and ankle pain?

Flat feet: Absolutely, plus knee, hip, and back pain as you get older. See foot specialist to control flat foot. Good Luck ...Read more

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Can flat foot cause foot and ankle pain?

Can flat foot cause foot and ankle pain?

'Flat feet': Yes. Medial arch and/or transverse arch loss can cause foot and ankle pain by changing the normal 'architecture' of walking. A foot& ankle orthopedist consultation to address the 'flat feet' would be recommended to assess the need fir orthotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having moderate to severe ankle pain and don't know if it's from my diabetic neuropathy or Achillies tendinitis or fallen arches I got custom ankle foot orthotics made but they don't help and I was getting tramadol for pain which was helping till I c

I am having moderate to severe ankle pain and don't know if it's from my diabetic neuropathy or Achillies tendinitis or fallen arches I got custom ankle foot orthotics made but they don't help and I was getting tramadol for pain which was helping till I c

Neuropathy: You mention a number of concerns that strongly suggest diabetes not well controlled.Please start with your diabetes specialist (if you have been seen by one) or have your primary doctor refer you to a diabetes specialist. Depending on what is found by your doctor you may need to see a foot specialist. Hope all works out - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Pain in ankles caused by flat feet?

Possible: If your flat feet are severe it makes the ankles unstable and puts pressure on the ankle creating pain. ...Read more

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With flat feet and overpronation. Does that mean ankles are hypermobile or lax?

With flat feet and overpronation. Does that mean ankles are hypermobile or lax?

Not necessarily: Hypermobility in the ankles can be due to chronic injury (such as several ankle sprains) or from genetics. Overpronation can be due to lax ligaments for the same reason. ...Read more

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4yr old has flat feet and ankles look like they go in a lil but causing him no pain. Should he see a dr and needs treated?

4yr old has flat feet and ankles look like they go in a lil but causing him no pain. Should he see a dr and needs treated?

Usually not: Flexible flat feet, otherwise known as pes planovalgus is really common in children and usually does not cause any problems. Usually treatment, which usually begins with trying an orthotic , is reserved for if the child. Develops sores, calluses, or pain. Children often grow out of it. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Child has flat feet and it looks like her ankles are rolling inwards and she does have pain. Dr sending her to pt for orthotics is this the right dr?

Child has flat feet and it looks like her ankles are rolling inwards and she does have pain. Dr sending her to pt for orthotics is this the right dr?

Orthotics: I agree with dr batelli only podiatrists are the one's to see for orthotics. In my many years of practice I have yet to see a pt do rothotics correctly. That says it all . Plus your pt cannot take xrays , prescribe meds, etc. See the real specialist - your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Flat foot describes the condition where the bones and supportive tissues of the foot are such that the normal arch of the bottom surface of the foot is absent, and the foot rests ...Read more


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Flatfeet (Definition)

Flat feet, (Pes planus) is a condition in which the arch or instep of the foot collapses and comes in contact with the ground. In some individuals, this arch never develops while they are growing. ...Read more