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Can I join the marine corps if I have flat feet?

Can I join the marine corps if I have flat feet?

Maybe: Department of defense medical standards currently state that "current symptomatic pes planus (acquired (734) or congenital (754.6)) or history of pes planus corrected by prescription or custom orthotics is disqualifying." however, the majority of cases of flat feet do not cause any problems, and if you fall in that category you can join the marines, assuming you meet their other requirements. ...Read more

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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In what way can I tell if I have flat feet?

In what way can I tell if I have flat feet?

Several: There are several ways. You could ask to compare your foot structure with other people. You can get your feet slightly damp and then stand on a white paper towel, then look for an arch after getting off the towel. The best way, consult your local area podiatrist. ...Read more

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If I have flat feet is it ok to be in marching band?

If I have flat feet is it ok to be in marching band?

Yes: Yes, as long as you are not having constant pain. ...Read more

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I have flat feet that hurt me when stand for long time. Is there any exercise helps feet get normal shape?

I have flat feet that hurt me when stand for long time. Is there any exercise helps feet get normal shape?

Flat is Flat.: Regrettably, if your foot has been diagnosed as a true flatfoot, I know of no exercises that will give it a "normal" shape. ...Read more

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I have flat feet and I'm slightly knock-kneed. What can I do to make it better or am I just stuck with them?

I have flat feet and I'm slightly knock-kneed. What can I do to make it better or am I just stuck with them?

Custom orthotics: See foot specialist for rigid custom orthotics to support your arch and reduce your flatfoot structure and reduce your knock knee position. ...Read more

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Hello doctors. I am 23 years old male (1.9m&92kg). I think I have flat feet. What are the drawbacks of flat feet? And what can I do about it?

Hello doctors. I am 23 years old male (1.9m&92kg). I think I have flat feet. What are the drawbacks of flat feet? And what can I do about it?

Pain: Flat feet isn't necessarily a bad thing, but can lead to problems of pain, instability, deformity and disability. If you don't have access to a physician for evaluation in lebanon, than try supportive shoes (like runner's shoes). If you have access to a podiatrist, you may benefit from custom inserts to prevent further pain or deformity or an ankle foot orthosis if there is instability. ...Read more

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Will shoe inserts help if I have flat feet?

Will shoe inserts help if I have flat feet?

Nonsurgical option: There a a number of nonsurgical options that can be tried depending on the stage of the flat foot. These range from wedge cushions for the heel, arch supports/orthotics, braces, and boots. ...Read more

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I have flat feet. How do I make them fit into pointed toe heels?

Comfortable shoes: Shoes should basically selected based on comfort and secondarily on style. ...Read more

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I have flat feet. Does it affect how fast you can run, either acceleration or max speed?

Flat feet: Your speed and acceleration depend much more on the amount of fast twitch, compared to slow twitch muscle, as well as your strength and conditioning. ...Read more

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I have flat feet and new workboots with good support. First day my arches hurt, is this normal? Will my feet get used to it?

I have flat feet and new workboots with good support. First day my arches hurt, is this normal? Will my feet get used to it?

Yes you will: Wearing new shoes with good arch support too long can definitely cause pain/discomfort. I would try to break the new shoes in over a period of a week. Wear the shoes an hour or two at home, then take them off. Put the boots on later in the day. In time your arch will get used to the support. ...Read more

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What to do if I am pretty sure I have flat feet. Many people tell me I am and I don't have an arch. But does it affect running?

Flat feet: Excess pronation leads to biomechanical conditions. Just because you don't have problems now doesn't mean you won't see your podiatrist for an evaluation and explanation. ...Read more

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If I have flat feet, will that cause me to have knee pain?

If I have flat feet, will that cause me to have knee pain?

Flat feet: First you need to determine if you have flat feet (feet with no arch) or over pronation. If your feet over pronation can cause outside knee pain due to the malalignment of the legs and feet. ...Read more

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I have flat feet what can I do to avoid knee pain?

I have flat feet what can I do to avoid knee pain?

Wear: Arch supports and strengthen your quadriceps muscles. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my feet and ankles to make walking and working out less painful? I have flat feet and over pronate.

How can I strengthen my feet and ankles to make walking and working out less painful? I have flat feet and over pronate.

Orthotics: A custom molded foot orthotic would help with your foot pain and with rebalance your arch. Seek out a local podiatrist to have a custom orthotic made. ...Read more

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I have flat feet & recently I started working on my feet my ankles always hurt especially the ankke bone what can this be?

I have flat feet & recently I started working on my feet my ankles always hurt especially the ankke bone what can this be?

Flat feet: Likely all the pain is coming from being flat footed. When the arch flattens out and you roll in or pronate it places on other areas such as the tendons around the ankle. See podiatrist for custom orthotic. ...Read more

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Failed to mention in an earlier question that I have flat feet. About to do some serious walking at disney. Are new balance shoes a good idea?

Failed to mention in an earlier question that I have flat feet. About to do some serious walking at disney. Are new balance shoes a good idea?

Can be: I personally love new balance. However, what I love most about them is the many types of shoes they make for many types of feet, as well as insoles. Plus living near the outlet is nice. The most important thing is finding a pair of shoes of any brand and/or orthotics that work for you. Footwear experts, especially at stores that cater to runners...Or doctors specializing in foot/ankle can help. ...Read more

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I have flat feet that won't allow me to be in heels to long or flip flops without me feeling like I'm walking on concrete, insoles don't work?

I have flat feet that won't allow me to be in heels to long or flip flops without me feeling like I'm walking on concrete, insoles don't work?

Sore feet oh my!: I think time to see a podiatrist (foot doctor) that being said I wouldn't be surprised if a good acupuncturist could give you at least some temporary relief. ...Read more

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I have flat feet and am assigned have inserts that go into my shoes. If I wore them 10 hrs a day how long until my feet will start to change?

They won't: Inserts will correct the position of your feet while you are walking but cannot permanently correct flat feet. ...Read more

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I have flat feet and my knees curve in when I'm not wearing shoes with support in them, is this normal for people with flat feet or another problem?

I have flat feet and my knees curve in when I'm not wearing shoes with support in them, is this normal for people with flat feet or another problem?

Get orthotics: This is normal for flat footed people, how are you should look into an orthotic for other alternatives to correct your posture. ...Read more

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What kind of arch support should I use for running if I have flat feet?

What kind of arch support should I use for running if I have flat feet?

One that feels good: Having a good motion control shoe is a good start. Many times adding extra arch support is quite helpful. I would start with an otc support. There are many otc supports available. You need to find one that feels comfortable. Any change needs to be done gradually. Talk to a good running store. A custom orthotic is the best support. Talk to your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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I have flat feet and knock knees but it's never been picked up until recently, what are the treatments?

I have flat feet and knock knees but it's never been picked up until recently, what are the treatments?

Usually foot support: If you have fatigue or pain, and you are already wearing appropriate shoes, foot supports (orthoses) can be helpful in reducing abnormal flattening of the arches (pronation) which can cause increased strain on the insides of the knees. See a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pain in both my big toes which is worse at the end of the day. I have flat feet and knock knees and was wondering if this could be the cause.?

Could be related: Flat feet are often the result of over pronation. This can lead to excessive stress on muscles, tendons and joints. Pain, as well as other problems, such as hammertoes, bunions and bone spurs, can develop. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have flat feet should I wear shoes with a high arch support?

Orthotics: The best advice I can give you for your flat feet is to get a custom molded foot orthotic. Most shoes are not made with a very aggressive arch support as most people who purchase that shoe will not be able to tolerate an aggressive built in arch support. ...Read more

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One foot hurts in arch and heel areas. I have flat feet. What to do about the pain?

Think, Think!!!!!!!!: No doubt, your flat feet have been with you for some time now. I doubt the flatness is the immediate cause of your pain. Having said that, try to think of something that you did just before you began having the issue. Possibly shoes, activity, of increase in activity are examples. Find the cause and stop doing it. In the meantime try heat, Advil (ibuprofen) and rest to begin the fix. If no success, see a doc. ...Read more

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I have flat feet, bunions and overpronate. What kind of shoe do you recommend? I wear orthotics,

I have flat feet, bunions and overpronate. What kind of shoe do you recommend? I wear orthotics,

Does it hurt?: Do your feet hurt? YOu can try taking out orthotics. you may not need them. You can work on ankle strength and foot strength instead. Where are you located, I can recommend a doc? Or you can find me on concierge.

you want to see sports medicine. check out amssm. Org ...Read more

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Hello doctor I have flat feet what exercises I have to do to get rid of flat feet without any operation?

None: There are no exercise available to get rid of flat feet. The arch is made out of bone and supported by ligaments and tendons. ...Read more

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