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Is there a way to fix flat feet?

Is there a way to fix flat feet?

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!

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

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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Is flat feet fixable? If so, how?

Is flat feet fixable? If so, how?

YES, BUT...: Flat feet can be corrected surgically, but in an adult the surgery is usually more involved than in children. If painful, Rx inserts might help. I recommend evaluation by a podiatrist, who can decide the best path to take. Regards, Dr. Latva

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What are the effects of having flat feet?

What are the effects of having flat feet?

Flat vs pronation: Flat feet are a structural problem which may not always be bad. Pronation is motion in the foot that allows the foot to adapt to uneven surfaces. Over pronation are excessive pronation causes the ligaments of the foot to relax to long allow strain on ligaments and foot deformities, such as bunions hammer toes neuromas joint pain and arthritis.

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What could it mean of I have a flat foot?

What could it mean of I have a flat foot?

Arch is lower: Flatfeet means your arch on the inside of your foot is approaching the ground. This sometimes can be painful or not. Conservative treatment sometimes will work with custom orthotics, others flatfeet may require surgical options depending on the degree of symptoms.

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Is flat foot treatable?

Is flat foot treatable?

Yes: The symptoms of flatfoot are usually amenable to supportive shoes and arch supports (which may include custom made foot supports). More advanced bracing or surgery might help the most severe cases.

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Is there a cure for flat foot?

Is there a cure for flat foot?

Several: There are a number of treatments for flat feet, depending on the specific mechanics involved. X-rays and a good exam will identify the level of deformity and then treatment can be prescribed. As with most treatments, start conservatively and progress to surgery only if non-surgical measures fail. The recent subtalar implant is fairly effective, but carries surgical risks that orthotics don't.

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How can I minimize flat-foot pain?

How can I minimize flat-foot pain?

Good shoes/support: As a rule of thumb: the stiffer the shoe, the thicker the sole, the better the support, the better the foot will feel. If this is not successful, see your podiatrist. A custom orthotic device can be helpful. Dr l.

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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.

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How flat foot problem can be cured?

How flat foot problem can be cured?

No: There are no medications for flat feet, but a good pair of custom orthotics can help prevent some of the problems associated with it. For the most part flat feet are a genetic condition so you always had it and there is no cure.

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Can flat feet cause frequent sprains?

Can flat feet cause frequent sprains?

Yes: When your feet are naturally flat, your body will want to compensate by rolling to the outside of your foot/ankle. This can create ankle sprains. Get orthotics from your podiatrist or try some 3/4 shoes to help hold your feet more stable.

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What to do for over pronated flat feet?

ORTHOTIC DEVICES: As an adult, surgery is usually more involved than in the pediatric population. Depending upon the cause of the flat feet (there are many), either OTC or Rx inserts may help. X-rays would be helpful. Regards, Dr. Latva

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Can you cure flat feet without surgery?

Can you cure flat feet without surgery?

No: There are supportive devices (orthotics) to prevent pain and if conservative measures do not resolve your pain surgery is often your only option.

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How to relieve pain in pronated flat feet?

Treatment varies: There are many potential causes for pain in flat feet. It's difficult to make specific recommendations. A couple of simple options include use of a good over the counter arch sopport (i.e. Superfeet) and calf muscle stretching. If pain persists, seek advice from an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist (aofas. Org).

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Does having flat feet mess with your spine?

Sure can: Flat feet not only effects the feet but ankles knees, hips and lower back. Your house has a foundation and if its off so is the house. The feet are the foundation of the body. Custom orthotics should be a big help!

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How to minimize flat-foot pain in basketball?

Arch supports: Try store bought arch supports with good athletic shoes, if still hurts then see a podiatrist and have custom made and fitted orthotics.

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Flat feet that are over pronated, what to do?

Flat feet that are over pronated, what to do?

Many options: Hyperpronation feet can lead to various serious lower extremity problems if unchecked. Consider custom orthotics which are more than just arch supports. The problem, is will have to wear them for the rest of your life. Consider going to hypocure. Com for more information and potential surgical correction which is not very involving. Don't ignore this issue.

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What is forefoot varus? Does it cause flat feet?

DEPENDS: This is more complicated than what can be said in 400 words. There is uncompensated and compensated FF varus. If you have the latter, it can cause flat feet. Your podiatrist has to do a biomechanical exam.

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