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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 is the cause of flat feet?

What is the cause of flat feet?

INHERITED: The most common, but not only, reason is hereditary. ...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?

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

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What are the common symptoms from caused from flat feet? Mild to severe...

What are the common symptoms from caused from flat feet?  Mild to severe...

Pain: Pain in arches of feet, pain along sides of ankle. In advanced cases pain can come from arthritic joints in the foot. ...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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Can flat feet cause frequent sprains?

Can flat feet cause frequent sprains?

Yes: When your feet are naturally flat, your body will want to compensate by rolling to the outside of your foot/ankle. This can create ankle sprains. Get orthotics from your podiatrist or try some 3/4 shoes to help hold your feet more stable. ...Read more

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What is forefoot varus? Does it cause flat feet?

DEPENDS: This is more complicated than what can be said in 400 words. There is uncompensated and compensated FF varus. If you have the latter, it can cause flat feet. Your podiatrist has to do a biomechanical exam. ...Read more

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Really wanna know if my flat feet are the problem withw/ plantar faciatis bc of my flat feet. What's happening?

Really wanna know if my flat feet are the problem withw/ plantar faciatis bc of my flat feet. What's happening?

Treatment options: Begin with rest, ice massage, otc anti-inflammatories, & stretching the foot/ heel throughout the day. Make sure you are wearing shoes with an appropriate amount of support... Consider shoe inserts (arch support), and wearing night splints... Prp or steriod injections may be considered after the above options. For more information please see <a href="<a href="http://drmarkgalland.Com/what-is-plan. ...Read more

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Can flat feet and over pronation cause pain in shoulders in a child?

Can flat feet and over pronation cause pain in shoulders in a child?

Possibly: Many skeletal malaligments begin in the feet. They are our foundation. While it's less common for children to have pain from these types of postural issues, it's still entirely possible. Overly pronated feet often respond to custom biomechanical orthotics. See a podiatrist and have your child evaluated for them. ...Read more

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Can having flat feet cause you to have a higher chance of MCL injury?

Yes: Yes, at least theoretically. If you have severe flat feet you tend to have valgus ("knock kneed") ankles and secondary external rotation of your lower legs. This forces the knees to externally rotate and creates a valgus ("knock kneed") stress on the medial knee and medial collateral ligament (mcl). ...Read more

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How can I improve pain caused by fallen arches/flat feet- which exercises to do?

How can I improve pain caused by fallen arches/flat feet- which exercises to do?

Progression possible: Traction on the medial plantar branch of the tibial nerve can lead to tarsal tunnel syndrome. This can be confirmed with EMG-NCS testing. In addition to pain you might experience tingling in the instep radiating up to above the ankle. Arch supports as others have advised is the way to go. Those Dr Shoals machines you stand on can help fit you with the right arch support. If that fails see foot DR. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is forefoot varus and does it cause flat feet ?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is forefoot varus and does it cause flat feet ?

Yes: A high forefoot varies is a forefoot to rear foot structural and/or biomechanical relationship. This can certainly lead to flatfeet. Flatfeet can lead to big problems, address it early. ...Read more

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Can knee problems result from flat feet?

Can knee problems result from flat feet?

Yes: A flat foot can lead to medial strain on the knee. Gait changes can cause knee problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Included in the normal anatomy of the foot is what is known as the plantar or longitudinal arch. A normal arch protects excessive weight bearing to occur in certain parts of the foot. In flat foot, this arch is reduced in size. Mild cases may not cause symptoms, severe cases can potentially cause ...Read more


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Flatfeet (Definition)

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