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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: To fix a flat foot requires surgery. Insoles do not fix a foot type but are made to restrict excess motion and to relieve pain. There are several surgical procedures that can fix a flat foot, but they vary depending on severity and other factors. I hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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