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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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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?

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?

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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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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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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Is it possible to restore fallen arches with supports?

Is it possible to restore fallen arches with supports?

No: "fallen arches" in someone your age is most likely secondary to genetics. You can't pick your parents! the best you can do is protect your feet with good shoes and supports. Abnormal foot fun tigon can lead to problems farther "up stream" with ankle, knee, hip and low back problems. Improving foot function can decrease the likelihood of these secondary problems. Dr l. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fallen arches?

Fallen Arch: 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. ...Read more

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Are horsehair inserts remedies for fallen arches?

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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