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Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Flatfeet (Overview)

A condition in which the arch of the foot is collapsed and comes in contact with the ground. In some individuals, this arch never develops while they are growing.


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What is the best way to fix of flatfoot?

What is the best way to fix of flatfoot?

No best way: Each person is evaluated separately to discover where the worst deformity is and then a plan can be developed to fix it. ...Read more

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
307 doctors shared insights

Flatfeet (Overview)

A condition in which the arch of the foot is collapsed and comes in contact with the ground. In some individuals, this arch never develops while they are growing.


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What are the most common symptoms of flatfoot?

What are the most common symptoms of flatfoot?

May not be any...: Flat feet do not, in and of themselves, hurt. Sometimes they can affect ankle, knee, and hip alignment. Some people never have any problems with flat feet, while others may be predisposed to developing more stress through other joints ( most commonly, the knees). If you are having pain, get it checked out by a sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Flatfoot?

What is the definition or description of: Flatfoot?

Loss in arch: 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 a lot of problems. ...Read more

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I have flatfoot and I'm an athlete, what would be the complications to do a surgery for it?

SOMETIMES NORMAL: A flat foot does not necessarily mean pathology. Are there symptoms/pain? Always try an orthotic device first. Flatfoot surgery in an adult is usually more involved than the pediatric population. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for flatfoot?

What is the best treatment for flatfoot?

To treat or not?: Flat feet are, to a certain degree, a normal foot type. Many people live asymtomatcally with them. Other people, however, do develop knee, hip, and back problems because of compensations through the chain. In addition to a good core, lower body, and intrinsic foot muscle strengthening program, some benefit from orthotics. ...Read more

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Does flatfoot cause pain on top of your feet?

Does flatfoot cause pain on top of your feet?

It can...: Flatfoot conditions sometimes have components of pathology that lie above the foot. That is, they may have associated disorders of the ankle or above, such as the knee. This may be beyond the scope of a podiatrist and i would recommend seeing an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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Could flatfoot cause pain on top of your foot?

Could flatfoot cause pain on top of your foot?

Yes: Flatfeet can cause any number of symptoms. A common symptom, is an accelerated arthritic change throughout the midfoot bones on top. This is because the bones grind against each other more due to the hypermobility of your flatfeet. Console your local area podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can flatfoot correction surgery make your feet smaller?

Not the goal: The goal of flatfoot reconstructive surgery is not cosmetic; it is meant to correct abnormal function and is a biomechanical condition. ...Read more

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Orthaheel strap slippers good 4 overpronation/flatfeet? They say heel counter gives support. Like clogs except back of heel tiny bit higher.

Orthaheel strap slippers good 4 overpronation/flatfeet? They say heel counter gives support. Like clogs except back of heel tiny bit higher.

Flat feet sense: The product you are asking about is designed to help with mild pronation with a prefabricated sandal design. If you need treatment for pronation, you should see your podiatrist. This brand does help with mild cases of pronation by supporting the arch with a deeper heel cup. They are not custom orthotics but are useful for walking short distances. ...Read more

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Orthaheel strap slippers good 4 overpronation/flatfeet they say deep heel counter gives support. Like clogs except back of heel tiny bit higher. ?

Orthaheel: Yes. Better than other flip flops. Any support in the arch is better than none at all. Have your foot examined - if you have a very high arched foot the shoe or any shoe may not have enough support. A custom insert or orthotic may be needed to give you better support. ...Read more

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I have flatfoot and arch pain. How can I treat this?

I have flatfoot and arch pain. How can I treat this?

Depends on the cause: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for flatfoot, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Specialist: A family physician may recognize a flat foot problem, but it would be unusual for them to have training in appropriate treatments. There are just too many areas in medicine for one doctor to be an expert on everything. Podiatrists treat feet and ankles exclusively and are your best bet for treatment alternatives. Orthotics generally help. Occasionally surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Is there a foot surgery for flatfoot / overpronation?

Dr. Rudolf Zak Dr. Zak
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Is there a foot surgery for flatfoot / overpronation?

Flatfeet: There is. But to determine how extensive the procedure is. Your feet will need to be evaluated by a surgeon. You'll need x-rays and a gait analysis to determine what procedures will correct your deformity. ...Read more

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For flatfeet/o0verpronation & wear orthotics is it good to wear the orthotics w a shoe tha already has an arch built in? Too much support? Are you a podiatrist? Thank-you much, Sheila

For flatfeet/o0verpronation & wear orthotics is it good to wear the orthotics w a shoe tha already has an arch built in? Too much support? Are you a podiatrist?
Thank-you much,
Sheila

You would know : If it was too much support as it would not be comfortable. If the orthotic is well made to your foot then the sneaker type does not matter as much. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle stiffness, popping or snapping sound from joint and flatfeet. The following also describes me: Joint stiffness. What should I do?

I am experiencing  ankle stiffness, popping or snapping sound from joint and flatfeet. The following also describes me: Joint stiffness. What should I do?

Joint issues: You need to find out the cause, which may be mechanical or arthritic in nature, or both. Please start w/a visit to your doctor. He/she may refer you to a specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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