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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
4yr old has flat feet and ankles look like they go in a lil but causing him no pain. Should he see a dr and needs treated?
Usually not: Flexible flat feet, otherwise known as pes planovalgus is really common in children and usually does not cause any problems. Usually treatment, which usually begins with trying an orthotic , is reserved for if the child. Develops sores, calluses, or pain. Children often grow out of it. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Do they hurt? Are they causing any problems now or potentially in future? The answer to these questions as well as the severity all play into treatment. Treatments range from simply more supportive shoes or arch supports to surgery in extreme cases. Most often getting more support for the feet with shoes and inserts is the long term treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Surgery: If having constant pian, then surgery would be the option. ...Read more
Orthotics/Surgery: Orthotics are conservative treatment for flat feet but will not fix them. The only way to reconstruct a fallen arch is to undergo surgical reconstruction. Depending on your symptoms and how your foot presents will dictate which procedure(s) will need to be performed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are insoles good at preventing flat feet, stabilizing the heel and supporting the arch of the foot?
If your feed need: Support, they are by nature unstable. It is all hereditary. It isn't about whether your feet are flat or not, it is about how stable they are. If unstable they need firm support--discipline, if you will--good orthotics, not too cushioned or flexible, would be best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Included in the normal anatomy of the foot is what is known as the plantar or longitudinal arch. A normal arch protects excessive weight bearing to occur in certain parts of the foot. In flat foot, this arch is reduced in size. Mild cases may not cause symptoms, severe cases can potentially cause ...Read more
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