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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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I have flat foot and an ankle that hurts all the time due to an injury a long time ago but never heals properly. Should I use a brace? and what type?

I have flat foot and an ankle that hurts all the time due to an injury a long time ago but never heals properly. Should I use a brace? and what type?

Without knowing: The exact nature of your injury it is hard to answer your question. Braces like an AFO are certainly a possibility. ...Read more

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Can flat foot be made normal curve foot, am very prone to ankle injuries and in last year august had a ACL reconstruction surgery am overweight also?

Can flat foot be made normal curve foot,  am very prone to ankle injuries and in last year august had a ACL reconstruction surgery am overweight also?

Flat foot: The best solution is to see a podiatrist and get orthotics made. There may be a need for an ankle brace , but that will be part of your evaluation when you see him/her. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Pain in ankles caused by flat feet?

Pain in ankles caused by flat feet?

Possible: If your flat feet are severe it makes the ankles unstable and puts pressure on the ankle creating pain. ...Read more

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Spent 2 hours at Podiatristat to treat my flat feet and ankles. Rt ankle initially better but futher aggrevation after appointment brought pain back.

Spent 2  hours at Podiatristat to treat my flat feet and ankles. Rt ankle initially better but futher aggrevation after appointment brought pain back.

Hard to say: Without knowing your diagnosis or evaluating your condition, there's no way to know. I would guess that you had some P.T. while there. many problems require multiple treatments and take time to resolve. ...Read more

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Do people who have flat feet also have a lot of ankle pain?

Not necessarily: Some people with flatfeet have no problems with pain and others have a whole host of them. If you are having any problems, see a foot and ankle specialist, such as a podiatrist for a complete evaluation. ...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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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?

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 more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Flat foot describes the condition where the bones and supportive tissues of the foot are such that the normal arch of the bottom surface of the foot is absent, and the foot rests ...Read more