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Need a second opinion. Should all flat feet teens wear supportive insoles even if no symptoms?

Need a second opinion. Should all flat feet teens wear supportive insoles even if no symptoms?

No: Orthotics are purely for comfort. They will not change development of the feet. If they are comfortable and make the patients feet or lower extremities feel better, then they are useful. They are not "necessary" for asymptomatic teens. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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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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I have all the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, but I don't even have flat feet?

I have all the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, but I don't even have flat feet?

Don't have to: To get plantar fasciitis you don't have to have flat feet. Any one can get it more common in diabetics, it is due to inflammatory changes in plantar fascia it causes severe pain while walking, steroid injection may help along with distribution of weight with supports. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms from caused from flat feet? Mild to severe...

What are the common symptoms from caused from flat feet?  Mild to severe...

Pain: Pain in arches of feet, pain along sides of ankle. In advanced cases pain can come from arthritic joints in the foot. ...Read more

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Could flat feet go away or go thinner?

No: Need to see a doctor for possible treatment. ...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


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