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Flat Feet Physical Rehabilitation Programs
See below: There are many great core strengthening exercises. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more
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
I hyperextended my knee 3 weeks ago I can walk around normally but I don't have full range of motion should I go through physical rehabilitation?
Not always: Physical rehabilitation is a general term for a group of treatments that are used for a variety of medical problems. Examples would be teaching someone to walk again with a stroke or amputation, rehabbing someone after a total knee or hip replacement, strengthening the muscles of an elderly person with weakness or hundreds of other conditions. It is not necessarily painful however can be at times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a physical therapist the correct doctor to see for flat feet and over pronation in child? If not what is the correct doctor to see?
Flat feet: Actually the best person to see for flat feet is a podiatrist. Flat feet can be a result a various pathologies and most times this can be corrected with an orthotic but sometimes when the pathology is to great surgery may need to be performed. I recommend seeing a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had foot surgery on my left foot to fix my flat foot and the doctor said that they fused my bone and put a screw. When can I walk? Physical therapy?
This discussion: Should ONLY take place with your surgeon. From your description it is unclear if you had a subtalar stent placed in or if you had a flatfoot reconstruction. If a subtalar stent was put in then the "screw" isn't really a screw its an implant and it did not get placed into any bone, rather was placed ina a canal between the ones. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Shoes, orthotics.: If you allow your foot to function "flat" as an adult, it can often progress to a more painful, flatter foot over months to years. This may be due to posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, or pttd. Check with your doctor: you may need custom inserts, an ankle brace, or surgery to prevent further deformity and pain. ...Read more
See below: More support shoes, orthotics and stretching exercises will often help alleviate any symptoms that result from "flat feet". Only surgical intervention can actually structurally raise the arch. Surgery is normally a last resort reserved for the most severe cases in the right individual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flatfoot options: Symptomatic, painful flatfeet can be treated conservatively with orthotic devices, hi top shoes, and bracing (afo's). If these options fail in relief, surgical intervention can be employed. These options depend on whether arthritis exists in the joint and degree of deformity. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What are the best way to combat the pain associated with flat feet? Are dr. Scholls a recommended solution?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
To the people with flat feet - are they troubled with the pain or the appearance of the feet in shoes?
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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