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Dr. Robert Hadfield
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Flatfoot (Overview)

Flatfoot is also known as Flat feet. Flat foot describes the condition where the bones and supportive tissues of the foot are such that the normal arch of the bottom surface of the foot is absent, and the foot rests flatly against the ground.


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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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Dr. Robert Hadfield
261 doctors shared insights

Flatfoot (Overview)

Flatfoot is also known as Flat feet. Flat foot describes the condition where the bones and supportive tissues of the foot are such that the normal arch of the bottom surface of the foot is absent, and the foot rests flatly against the ground.


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What are the signs of the effected bones in flat feet?

What are the signs of the effected bones in flat feet?

Don't quite understa: -nd the question. Do U mean on images? Often they look normal, there's no arch, so standing images reveal this. There R 2 types, fixed & flexible. Many time Ur foot looks like a normal foot until U bear weight, then the arch collapses. Fixed R flat looking even with no weight bearing. ...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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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. ...Read more

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4yr old has flat feet and ankles look like they go in a lil but causing him no pain. Should he see a dr and needs treated?

Usually not: Flexible flat feet, otherwise known as pes planovalgus is really common in children and usually does not cause any problems. Usually treatment, which usually begins with trying an orthotic , is reserved for if the child. Develops sores, calluses, or pain. Children often grow out of it. Thank you for the question. ...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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How to get rid of flat feet?

How to get rid of flat feet?

Orthotics/Surgery: Orthotics are conservative treatment for flat feet but will not fix them. The only way to reconstruct a fallen arch is to undergo surgical reconstruction. Depending on your symptoms and how your foot presents will dictate which procedure(s) will need to be performed. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hettinger
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Flat Feet (Definition)

Flat feet, (Pes planus) is a condition in which the arch or instep of the foot collapses and comes in contact with the ground. In some individuals, this arch never develops ...Read more