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Flat Foot Affect
Can you tell me if as I am 16 now my legs are '" almost" straight, how can flat foot affect my parkour/ weight lifting/posture etc?
Go to: Fixmyflatfeet. Com this is an excellent website and will explain everything you are looking for. ...Read more
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
What do you suggest if as I am 16 now my legs are '" almost" straight, how can flat foot affect my parkour/ weight lifting/posture etc?
A lot: Flatfeet can be worsened of course by just walking, running and time. Your activity level, although not good for your overall foot structure, shouldn't keep you from doing what you're doing. What's the worst is just the act of walking and not addressing your flatfeet. See your local area podiatrist as this shouldn't be left untreated. ...Read more
Don't do it: Why would you want to walk flat-footed, if you're not flat-footed? . Flat-footed patients have issues. Don't do it and don't start. ...Read more
I'm suffer from flat foot & I can't stand for a long + short time without swelling & sever pain : (?
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
See below: The vast majority of flat feet are inherited and usually traced back to mom and dad. Some are post traumatic but on rare occasions. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to flat feet. ...Read more
Yes.: 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
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
Flat feet: Many options are available : the most aggressive is surgery and there are many surgical procedures that can be done by podiatrist or orthpods. I would start with a foot orthotic. It depends on the level of pain your having and any other co-problems associated with the flat feet. Most people with flat feet need an accomadative type orthotic. ...Read more
Normal: If there is no pain associated, no treatment is necessary. Very young children develop an arch later in life. Older children can become flatfooted as the grow. Orthotics do not change the natural history in children, rather they can not prevent being flatfooted in children growing. If there is pain, careful evaluation is indicated. In such cases orthotics and stretches of achilles help. ...Read more