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Can flat feet cause other problems?

Can flat feet cause other problems?

Yes they can: Yes they potentially can especially if flat feet are acquired ( that is person is not born with them). ...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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What causes flexible flat feet?

Genetics: Mostly likely an inherited condition form your mother or father. ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain caused by flat feet?

How can I relieve pain caused by flat feet?

Shoes, orthotics.: If you allow your foot to function "flat" as an adult, it can often progress to a more painful, flatter foot over months to years. This may be due to posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, or pttd. Check with your doctor: you may need custom inserts, an ankle brace, or surgery to prevent further deformity and pain. ...Read more

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Are flat feet a source of long term problems?

They can be.: Some people have flat feet that are not painful and cause them no problems. Others have pain and progressive deformity due to their flat feet. See your doctor if you're concerned: they may recommend supportive shoes, custom orthotics, ankle braces, or even surgery. ...Read more

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Which problems do people with flat feet have?

Fatigue knee pain: People with flat feet may have fatigue with activities. You may also over time experience medial knee pain and even lower back pain. Sometimes people with flat feet have no related symptoms at all. ...Read more

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What can I do to diminish pain caused by flat feet?

What can I do to diminish pain caused by flat feet?

Orthotics: See a board certified podiatrist and have a set of custom made functional forefoot orthosis balanced to neutral made for you. ...Read more

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