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Dr. Robert Conenello
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Fallen Arches (Overview)

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 the ground with pressure.


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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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Dr. Robert Conenello
232 doctors shared insights

Fallen Arches (Overview)

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 the ground with pressure.


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What does having fallen arches mean?

See below: The joints of the middle portion of you foot have collapsed and now your arch touches the ground. ...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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What is the best treatment for fallen arches?

What is the best treatment for fallen arches?

It all depends : Flat feet are characterized by severity, flexibility and ankle involvement. The calf muscle is often tight and needs to be stretched. Mild deformity can be treated with otc arch supports. A flexible deformity when severe requires a brace. Rigid deformities and ankle involvement is best treated surgically. Every effort is now made to preserve joints when possible. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for a fallen arch? Right foot. I have become extremely depressed and anti-social because of the pain, my life has changed from it.

Is there any cure for a fallen arch? Right foot. I have become extremely depressed and anti-social because of the pain, my life has changed from it.

Relief: There is no cure, but there are definite remedies that a qualified orthopedic surgeon can help you with. Most involve arch supports that relieve the excess tension on tendons (often causing heel pain and spurs). Depending on the severity and configuration of your arches now, you may need only commonly available supports; or may need custom fitted and molded ones. ...Read more

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What does having fallen arches mean?

See below: The joints of the middle portion of you foot have collapsed and now your arch touches the ground. ...Read more

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Are fallen arches reversible in an adult?

Possible: Depends on the type of flat foot you have. If it is flexible flat feet, then yes. There is an implant that can be placed in your subtalor joint, which is a joint under your ankle joint, and this prevents/"blocks" your feet from falling. This is relatively an easy procedure about 10-15 minutes. If you do not want surgery, then custom orthotics will help as well. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Im in pain from fallen arches what can I do?

Have your feet : Examined; depending on the particulars, some form of orthotic control can help relieve any pain you have, stabilize your feet and limit future damage. ...Read more

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