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Flat Foot Supination
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!See 3 more doctor answers
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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).See 2 more doctor answers
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.