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Doctor insights on: Flat Feet And Autism

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How can I fix my flat feet?

How can I fix my flat feet?

It Depends: Orthopaedic conditions such as flat feet only requiring "fixing" if symptommatic. A variety of surgical and non-surgical options exist but need to be tailored to your particular condition. Go to www. Aofas. Org to find an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist in your area for more specific information. ...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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What is the cause of flat feet?

What is the cause of flat feet?

INHERITED: The most common, but not only, reason is hereditary. ...Read more

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What causes flexible flat feet?

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

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Any pro athletes with flat feet?

Any pro athletes with flat feet?

Probably: There likely are pro athletes with flat feet but I have not treated any in my office. Having flat feet does not mean you cannot be a good athlete. ...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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Why is having flat feet bad for you?

Why is having flat feet bad for you?

Not always: Flat feet in themselves do not necessary cause problems. How these feet function is much more important. Excessive pronation which is often found with many flat feet is actually much more of a factor. A higher arched foot which excessively pronates and functions poorly is much more troublesome than a flat foot which does not. ...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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If I have flat feet is it ok to be in marching band?

Yes: Yes, as long as you are not having constant pain. ...Read more

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Is having flat feet genetic?

It can be: Flat feet can be genetic or it can be acquired. ...Read more

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How to get rid of flat feet?

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 more

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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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Is orthotics for flat feet a bad idea?

Is orthotics for flat feet a bad idea?

Great Idea: Treating flat feet with orthotics prevents many future problems as well as letting your muscles function more efficiently. ...Read more

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Are my flat feet and back pain related?

Are my flat feet and back pain related?

Could be: And your feet are the foundation of your body and a thing that causes problems down there could cause problems higher up have it checked out. ...Read more

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Can flat feet affect how good you are at sports?

Can flat feet affect how good you are at sports?

Yes and no: Flatfeet can give you a disadvantage due to instability in your feet. You may be prone to more injuries as a result. You can still do well in sports provided you have supportive shoes and orthotics to stabilize your feet under exertion. ...Read more

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How can flat feet affect your life and movement?

Flatfoot: It depends on the severity and cause of the flatfoot. Some flatfeet have no symptoms or related problems while others are eventually crippling. See your local podiatrist for evaluation and treatment suggestions. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remedy my flat feet pain?

Orthotics: Either custom made or otc if pain persists see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What shoes are good for dancers who have flat feet?

What shoes are good for dancers who have flat feet?

Any shoe w/orthotics: Most good fitting shoes will do just fine, assuming you have a good pair of custom-made functional orthotics. ...Read more

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What are the best type of shoes for wide flat feet?

What are the best type of shoes for wide flat feet?

New balance: New balance shoes come in almost any width you can imagine and are very stable. ...Read more

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What is a good insertable shoe insole for flat feet?

What is a good insertable shoe insole for flat feet?

Variety: There are many good otc insoles. A few of my favorites are: powersteps, superfeet, spenco orthotics and birkenstock. There are many others. You need to try them on as each will feel a little different. Too much support may not feel comfortable if your foot is very flat. Dr l. ...Read more

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What are the best shoe to buy for flat feet to exercise?

What are the best shoe to buy for flat feet to exercise?

Removable insoles: Buy a shoe that is really comfortable for you that has removable insoles, since most of the insoles in shoes are junk. Replace them with (my opinion) spenco polysorb insoles - walker/runner, cross trainer, or total support.

http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare. ...Read more

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What are the best shoe insoles for someone who has flat feet?

What are the best shoe insoles for someone who has flat feet?

See below: Unless you have a flexible flat foot insoles will not be helpful.
If flexible then try a spenco support. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of treatments are there for flat feet?

Can you tell me what kind of treatments are there for flat feet?

Several: There are lots symptoms associated with flat feet. There are surgical and nonsurgical options. Nonsurgical will include custom orthotics which change how you stand and function. They are more than an arch support. Consult hypo-cure. Com for surgical option. There are other surgical options that can be done in conjunction with that service. You do not have to live in pain. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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How come flat feet give you a disadvantage when it comes to sports?

How come flat feet give you a disadvantage when it comes to sports?

Less speed: The flat foot is at a disadvantage because it is non-propulsive. ...Read more

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I have badly pronated feet (flat feet), is there surgery available?

Yes: However, surgery should always be your last option, not the first. I suggest conservative treatment first consisting of physical therapy and custom orthotics. You can always have the surgery done later on. ...Read more

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Can flat feet and over pronation cause pain in shoulders in a child?

Can flat feet and over pronation cause pain in shoulders in a child?

Possibly: Many skeletal malaligments begin in the feet. They are our foundation. While it's less common for children to have pain from these types of postural issues, it's still entirely possible. Overly pronated feet often respond to custom biomechanical orthotics. See a podiatrist and have your child evaluated for them. ...Read more

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Can having flat feet cause you to have a higher chance of MCL injury?

Yes: Yes, at least theoretically. If you have severe flat feet you tend to have valgus ("knock kneed") ankles and secondary external rotation of your lower legs. This forces the knees to externally rotate and creates a valgus ("knock kneed") stress on the medial knee and medial collateral ligament (mcl). ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure that can fix badly pronated feet (flat feet)?

YES!!!: There are many different surgical procedures to "fix" flat feet. See a podiatrist for diagnosis, x-rays and a surgical consultation. These procedures range from relatively simple, to very complex. ...Read more

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With flat feet and overpronation. Does that mean ankles are hypermobile or lax?

With flat feet and overpronation. Does that mean ankles are hypermobile or lax?

Not necessarily: Hypermobility in the ankles can be due to chronic injury (such as several ankle sprains) or from genetics. Overpronation can be due to lax ligaments for the same reason. ...Read more

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How can I improve pain caused by fallen arches/flat feet- which exercises to do?

How can I improve pain caused by fallen arches/flat feet- which exercises to do?

Progression possible: Traction on the medial plantar branch of the tibial nerve can lead to tarsal tunnel syndrome. This can be confirmed with EMG-NCS testing. In addition to pain you might experience tingling in the instep radiating up to above the ankle. Arch supports as others have advised is the way to go. Those Dr Shoals machines you stand on can help fit you with the right arch support. If that fails see foot DR. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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