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Flat feet, fallen archesare. Are there any exercises that i can do to recreate the arches?

Flat feet, fallen archesare. Are there any exercises that i can do to recreate the 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

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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How can you lift a fallen arch?

How can you lift a fallen arch?

Couple of ways: An orthotic may help to support the arch and raise it. Only surgery will reestablish the arch. ...Read more

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Can you still exercise with fallen arches with orthotics?

Can you still exercise with fallen arches with orthotics?

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 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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Are horsehair inserts remedies for fallen arches?

Most insets help: Good shoes and supports can be helpful. As a rule: the thicker the sole, the stiffer the shoe, the better the support, the better your feet will feel. Have our feet evaluated, custom made orthotics may be helpful. Dr l. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises to raise fallen arches?

Are there any exercises to raise fallen arches?

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 more

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How to improve my back arch, foot arches, and turnout?

How to improve my back arch, foot arches, and turnout?

Not sure: I fully understand your question. But, start with orthotics, i think that may solve your problem. ...Read more

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How can I treat sore knees and fallen arches?

How can I treat sore knees and fallen arches?

Try arch supports: Get a pair of over the counter arch supports and make sure your shoes are in good repair. If these measures do not provide enough relief, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can both heel spurs and plantar fasciitis get better over 6 months with stretching exercises and orthotic device?Are they self-limiting?

Can both heel spurs and plantar fasciitis get better over 6 months with stretching exercises and orthotic device?Are they self-limiting?

Yes: This is often the main treatment used for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. Other treatments are available if thus does not work. Sounds like you have a good doc treating you. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the pain of fallen arches?

How can I relieve the pain of fallen arches?

Orthotics: Or arch supports. Icing and antiinflammatories are also usually helpful. ...Read more

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Any exercises to have arched back like ballerina?

Any exercises to have arched back like ballerina?

Ballet: Take ballet to learn proper form and alignment. ...Read more

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Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Arches don't : Generally collapse save for a charcot foot deformity or posterior tibial tendon rupture. I would recommed an in office consult with a foot doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Can arch supports weaken your feet?

Can arch supports weaken your feet?

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

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Can you ever regain the arch on your foot if you have fallen arches ?

Can you ever regain the arch on your foot if you have fallen arches ?

Can not: It would take surgical intervention to correct this. Most of the time conservative treatments help. ...Read more

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How good are the implants to prevent flat feet arches?

How good are the implants to prevent flat feet arches?

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 more

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Will walking on my insoles or wearing shoe inserts help straighten my bow legs?

Will walking on my insoles or wearing shoe inserts help straighten my bow legs?

No: You have a problem with the bones and this will not be fixed by shoe inserts. ...Read more