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What can I do about my flat feet?

What can I do about my flat feet?

Do they hurt?: Treatment is based on pain/limitations. If they don't hurt, no treatment required. Non-surgical treatment usually involves shoe inserts (orthotics). Surgical management requires a comprehensive approach to gain a lasting correction. ...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 are the symptoms of flat feet?

What are the symptoms of flat feet?

Variable: Often, their are "no symptoms" as it is asymptomatic. Pain can be present in the arch, medial or lateral hindfoot. ...Read more

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Should I get insoles for my flat feet?

No: It is not necessary to use shoe inserts simply because you have flat feet. Flat feet may be your normal. If you also have foot pain then a medical evaluation from an orthopaedic surgeon would be advisable. ...Read more

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How does one get flat feet?

How does one get flat feet?

Genetics: It's inherited. The other possibilities could be traumatic or degeneration due to metabolic conditions. ...Read more

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What is the cause of flat feet?

Genetics: Flat feet are usually just what you were born with. You can exacerbate this with poor foot wear and certain activities but generally it is a laxity of the ligaments in the foot and it is how your are. Give yourself a lift and get some inserts (arch supports) and if problems, see your orthopedist with interest in feet or a podiatrist. Don't be a "pain in the foot"! ...Read more

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Is there a way to fix flat feet?

Is there a way to fix flat feet?

Yes: To fix a flat foot requires surgery. Insoles do not fix a foot type but are made to restrict excess motion and to relieve pain. There are several surgical procedures that can fix a flat foot, but they vary depending on severity and other factors. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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How can I get relief from pain in flat feet?

Shoes/support: Flat feet are usually your parent's fault, genetics. Good shoes and supports are essential. Usually a thicker soled, stiffer shoe with support matching your arch will help. Most times too much build up in the arch is not comfortable. With difficult feet, custom orthotics are commonly needed. The better your can protect your feet, the less wear and tear problems you will develop. Dr l. ...Read more

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Can wearing slippers cause flat feet?

No: No, but if worn for the wrong activities they could cause discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more