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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
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
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
Yes: Yes, as long as you are not having constant pain. ...Read more
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
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?
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
Comfortable shoes: Shoes should basically selected based on comfort and secondarily on style. ...Read more
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
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
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
You: May have tendonitis, I suggest you see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Wear: Arch supports and strengthen your quadriceps muscles. ...Read more
How can I strengthen my feet and ankles to make walking and working out less painful? I have flat feet and over pronate.
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
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
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
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
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
I have flat feet and hypermobility in them, got custom insoles which help when I have shoes on, but at home no shoes worn what can I do to stop pain?
Compromise, then??: Under the strict limitation of not wearing shoes at home? Nothing. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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