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Is there a cure for flat foot?

Is there a cure for flat foot?

Several: There are a number of treatments for flat feet, depending on the specific mechanics involved. X-rays and a good exam will identify the level of deformity and then treatment can be prescribed. As with most treatments, start conservatively and progress to surgery only if non-surgical measures fail. The recent subtalar implant is fairly effective , but carries surgical risks that orthotics don't. ...Read more

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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


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How flat foot problem can be cured?

How flat foot problem can be cured?

No: There are no medications for flat feet, but a good pair of custom orthotics can help prevent some of the problems associated with it. For the most part flat feet are a genetic condition so you always had it and there is no cure. ...Read more

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Can you cure flat feet without surgery?

Can you cure flat feet without surgery?

No: there are supportive devices (orthotics) to prevent pain and if conservative measures do not resolve your pain surgery is often your only option. ...Read more

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I want cure my flat foot by surgery...So please tell me what to do?

I want cure my flat foot by surgery...So please tell me what to do?

Flat feet: First you need an evaluation and xrays. Then you can discuss with your podiatrist what needs to be done . Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any type of cure or surgery to help with fallen arch flat foot on left foot and. Does it work ? I use orthotics .

Is there any type of cure or surgery to help with fallen arch flat foot  on left foot and. Does it work ? I use orthotics .

Best to Ask & Ask: There is a surgery to correct just about anything that is perceived to be wrong with a foot. Most of the surgeries work pretty well and have a predictably good outcome. Some, well, can have more risk and need to considered thoughtfully. There are several ways to treat a "fallen" arch, your best answer would be to seek several opinions from specialists familiar with the various treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the best way to fix of flatfoot?

What is the best way to fix of flatfoot?

No best way: Each person is evaluated separately to discover where the worst deformity is and then a plan can be developed to fix it. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of flatfoot?

What are the most common symptoms of flatfoot?

May not be any...: Flat feet do not, in and of themselves, hurt. Sometimes they can affect ankle, knee, and hip alignment. Some people never have any problems with flat feet, while others may be predisposed to developing more stress through other joints ( most commonly, the knees). If you are having pain, get it checked out by a sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Flatfoot?

What is the definition or description of: Flatfoot?

Loss in arch: 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 a lot of problems. ...Read more

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I have flatfoot and I'm an athlete, what would be the complications to do a surgery for it?

SOMETIMES NORMAL: A flat foot does not necessarily mean pathology. Are there symptoms/pain? Always try an orthotic device first. Flatfoot surgery in an adult is usually more involved than the pediatric population. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for flatfoot?

What is the best treatment for flatfoot?

To treat or not?: Flat feet are, to a certain degree, a normal foot type. Many people live asymtomatcally with them. Other people, however, do develop knee, hip, and back problems because of compensations through the chain. In addition to a good core, lower body, and intrinsic foot muscle strengthening program, some benefit from orthotics. ...Read more

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Could flatfoot cause pain on top of your foot?

Could flatfoot cause pain on top of your foot?

Yes: Flatfeet can cause any number of symptoms. A common symptom, is an accelerated arthritic change throughout the midfoot bones on top. This is because the bones grind against each other more due to the hypermobility of your flatfeet. Console your local area podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have flatfoot and arch pain. How can I treat this?

I have flatfoot and arch pain. How can I treat this?

Depends on the cause: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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Is there a foot surgery for flatfoot / overpronation?

Is there a foot surgery for flatfoot / overpronation?

Flatfeet: There is. But to determine how extensive the procedure is. Your feet will need to be evaluated by a surgeon. You'll need x-rays and a gait analysis to determine what procedures will correct your deformity. ...Read more

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Does flatfoot cause pain on top of your feet?

Does flatfoot cause pain on top of your feet?

It can...: Flatfoot conditions sometimes have components of pathology that lie above the foot. That is, they may have associated disorders of the ankle or above, such as the knee. This may be beyond the scope of a podiatrist and i would recommend seeing an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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Can flatfoot correction surgery make your feet smaller?

Not the goal: The goal of flatfoot reconstructive surgery is not cosmetic; it is meant to correct abnormal function and is a biomechanical condition. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for flatfoot, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Specialist: A family physician may recognize a flat foot problem, but it would be unusual for them to have training in appropriate treatments. There are just too many areas in medicine for one doctor to be an expert on everything. Podiatrists treat feet and ankles exclusively and are your best bet for treatment alternatives. Orthotics generally help. Occasionally surgery is needed. ...Read more

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