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My child complains of foot pain where arch is after walking for awhile..Looks like she has flat feet. Is this the cause? And what can I do ?

My child complains of foot pain where arch is after walking for awhile..Looks like she has flat feet. Is this the cause? And what can I do ?

Flat foot: Very commonly kids have flat foot . Don't let her walk bare foot , she may need a foot insert to be put in the shoes , helps provide an arch and relieve pain . Get get checked up . ...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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My child complains of foot pain after walking for awhile. I noticed she doesn't have a arch on her feet. Can this be due to flat feet? What can I do?

My child complains of foot pain after walking for awhile. I noticed she doesn't have a arch on her feet. Can this be due to flat feet? What can I do?

Pes planus: Pes planus, or flat feet, can be a source of foot pain. Arch supports (available by Rx or at your drug store) can help support the foot and decrease pain, providing that the pes planus is the flexible (not rigid) type. People with rigid pes planus often benefit from a visit with an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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One foot hurts in arch and heel areas. I have flat feet. What to do about the pain?

One foot hurts in arch and heel areas.  I have flat feet.  What to do about the pain?

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

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Left foot pain at the bottom of my foot in the arch?

Left foot pain at the bottom of my foot in the arch?

Inflammation: This most likely would be plantar fasciitis or a flexor tendonitis. There is also the possiblity of a pinched nerve to the area. The only way to find out for sure is to visit your podiatrist. ...Read more

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The arch of inner foot pain when dancing or very active, what could this mean?

Plantar fasciits: Sounds like classic plantar fascittis. You should strech out your plantar fascia three times a day with a strech band. Take a NSAID or anti inflammatory to reduce swelling twice a day. Ice and rest the arch with massage can help acute symptoms. And when not dancing wearing an orthotic can help reduce the presure at the arch area. ...Read more

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I have high arched feet and foot pain on the bottom pads of my feet, what to do?

I have high arched feet and foot pain on the bottom pads of my feet, what to do?

Increased pressure: High arch feet have pressure only on the heels, a narrow strip outside of foot and across ball of the foot. An orthotic can help redistribute pressure across the entire foot. Otc pads help only a little. From port jeff station. ...Read more

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Foot pain on lateral right side that radiated from under right foot from arch area thru to side.

Foot pain on lateral right side that radiated from under right foot from arch area thru to side.

To be safe: Xray would be recommended as the 5th metatarsal is a common bone to fracture as there are a lot of muscle attachments to the bone. Any one of which that be causing a tendonopathy. ...Read more

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How to deal with foot pain caused by flat foot that was high arch?

How to deal with foot pain caused by flat foot that was high arch?

Not good: The most common cause of a high arched foot becoming flat is rupture/tear of the posterior tibial tendon. See a podiatrist and get this checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Foot Pain (Definition)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and ...Read more