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Why are a lot of flat footed people pigeon toed?

Why are a lot of flat footed people pigeon toed?

Not true at all: Pigeon toeing, or in-toe gait, is not that common and occurs in less than 10% of the population. Flat feet are much more common at roughly 50% of the population because it is an advantageous trait allowing the foot to compensate for uneven surfaces. High arches are usually rigid and lead to more instability problems. ...Read more

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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 causes flexible flat feet?

What causes flexible flat feet?

Genetics: Mostly likely an inherited condition form your mother or father. ...Read more

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Can flat feet affect hip alignment?

Can flat feet affect hip alignment?

Yes: The lower is a closed kinetic chain what happens to one area effects the others. ...Read more

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Can flat feet cause frequent sprains?

Can flat feet cause frequent sprains?

Yes: When your feet are naturally flat, your body will want to compensate by rolling to the outside of your foot/ankle. This can create ankle sprains. Get orthotics from your podiatrist or try some 3/4 shoes to help hold your feet more stable. ...Read more

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Babies in walkers causes pigeon toe?

Babies in walkers causes pigeon toe?

Born with pigeon toe: The old walkers are not safe and not made anymore because they are not safe. Too many toddlers fell down stairs. They were not known to cause pigeon toes. There are different causes ranging from twisted ankles or feet at birth to hips that grew onward at an older age. ...Read more

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Could most people whose feet over pronates have high arches naturally?

Could most people whose feet over pronates have high arches naturally?

Pronates: If there is a boney block at the rearfoot there will be compensatory over pronation at the forefoot. But not as much as with a flatter foot type. So , yes and no . Everyone is different and there is no hard and fast rule here. See your podiatrist for help. ...Read more

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Best shoes for people with bunions and flat arches?

Best shoes for people with bunions and flat arches?

Look for: Look for a shoe that has a wide and deep toe box. Consider a material that stretches (like lycra or mesh). Look at the seams because those sites are areas that "stretch" in the shoe. Also, consider looking at the shape of the sole and find a straight last shoe. Bunions and flat arches tend to be overpronators and a straight last shoe is less likely to promote that motion. ...Read more

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8 years old with flexible flat feet& over pronation. Is he going to outgrow the over pronation as he grows older?

8 years old with flexible flat feet& over pronation. Is he going to outgrow the over pronation as he grows older?

Flat foot: No He should be worked up for flat foot including foot xrays, gait analysis, and orthotics to control pronation. Untreated flat foot leads to many problems as people get older. The sooner the better See a foot specialist that sees children. Good luck ...Read more

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Are high arches common in people who have over-pronating feet?

Are high arches common in people who have over-pronating feet?

High arches: High arched feet is a bio mechanical condition that may be genetic, but is not caused from hyper pronation. It comes from supination. There may be a neurological component that should be investigated. See your podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Which superfeet insoles are good for foot with low arches, and flat feet?

Green neon: The best support will come from the neon green inserts. It can be confusing since there are so many variations and each color represents a different purpose. If you still have questions, the superfeet website has a guide that indicates what the colors mean. ...Read more

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What's treatment for over pronation that causes psin in feet, ankles and knees in 6 year old with flat feet?

What's treatment for over pronation that causes psin in feet, ankles and knees in 6 year old with flat feet?

Kinetic chain: The body is a kinetic chain and needs to be evaluated properly. Seek out a sports podiatrist who is comfortable treating children. ...Read more

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Does flat feet effects the bones?

Does flat feet effects the bones?

Yes: Depending on the severity of the deformity loss of arch height can result in abnormal joint articulation .this in turn over many years can lead to arthritis and bone deformities around joints ...Read more

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Which jordan shoe is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

Which jordan shoe is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

None: Most basketballs shoes don't come with adequate support. Make sure the shoes are comfortable and you can fit an extra support to help improve foot function. Dr l. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

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


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Flatfeet (Definition)

A condition in which the arch or instep of the foot collapses and comes in contact with the ground. In some individuals, this arch never develops while they are growing. ...Read more