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Exercises Can Fallen Arches
Not really: Flat feet can happen for a number of reasons from normal aging to loss of activity of the primary arch support, the posterior tibial tendon. Strengthening of this tendon can help minimize pain early in the disease state. In later stages, it will not help. In any case, a fallen arch will not come back with exercise. ...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
Yes: You can exercise even if you can't walk. If you have trouble with your feet while walking or jogging, you might want to go to a shoe store where the salespeople can fit you with supportive shoes. But don't discount bicycling or walking in a pool if you can. There are all sorts of ways to exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am under the : Belief no. Arch supports can be used to help lift the arch. There is a minimal incision surgery you can check out where an implant is placed in the back of the foot with resultant lifting of arch. Check out fixmyflatfeet.Com i personally do the procedure and find it highly effective. The decision of conservative vs surgery would depend on your pain level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Runner. High arches. I find my hip flexor and soleus muscles hypertrophied. Can anyone relate foot structure to biomechanics?
Can both heel spurs and plantar fasciitis get better over 6 months with stretching exercises and orthotic device?Are they self-limiting?
Can practicing karate stances (horse stance, bow stance, etc) and katas aggravate herniated discs or are they safe to practice?
Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?
Depends: There's an adage that says "if you don't use it, you lose it." if that's what you are worried about by using an over the counter arch support, you may think it can weaken the foot. However, if prescribed properly, orthotics allow the foot to function efficiently and can be preventative by reducing the factors that can lead to degenerative changes in joints and tendons. ...Read more
Effective if: Depending on weight, age, and flexibility of the foot the implants can help. Generally the implants work bests in pediatric patients and flexible foot types. You have to assess the foot in three planes before deciding which type of surgery will be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You have a problem with the bones and this will not be fixed by shoe inserts. ...Read more
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