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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

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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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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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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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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Is there a foot surgery for flatfoot / overpronation?

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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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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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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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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I have been told I have anterior knee pain, but the pain is in my hips and ankles too and I'm flatfooted. Is there anything else this pain could be?

Could be alignment: Alignment in the legs begins from the ground up - runners who are flat footed are at higher risk for plantar fasciitis, anterior knee pain (such as patellofemoral pain & patellar tendinitis), and even hip pain due to the way their feet align at rest and while in motion. Try some over the counter arch supports - such as super feet or smart sole brands. Avoid gel at the arch. ...Read more

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Pain on top of left foot while walking, doctor said its flatfoot but I dun think so, bkoz flat foot is genetic I guess! Only pain while walking. Reason?

Pain on top of left foot while walking, doctor said its flatfoot but I dun think so, bkoz flat foot is genetic I guess! Only pain while walking. Reason?

Pain: Pain on the top of the foot may be caused by several reasons. If no injury known then some reasons may be : tight shoes, tight muscles, joint pain, tendinitis, nerve pain, or biomechanical like flatfoot. I would ask the specialists what he means and how it contributes to your pain. If still not understood seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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What type of foot doctor do I go to bring my daughter and son, whose feet are really flatfooted and I'm concern that it may cause severe abnormalities later on when they grow up. I went to some orthotics companies who prescribed them braces/insoles which

What type of foot doctor do I go to bring my daughter and son, whose feet are really flatfooted and I'm concern that it may cause severe abnormalities later on when they grow up. I went to some orthotics companies who prescribed them braces/insoles which

Review with your DR: Flat foot appearance in kids is common and may never bring symptoms in their lifetime. The transition through the teen years will give them a larger frame and muscle mass, requiring them to carry a relatively larger mass on their feet. At this point, symptoms may become evident & show the need for orthotics. I have seen little benefit over several decades in pretreating. ...Read more

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I'm on track team I trian everyday but the arch of my foot has been hurting recently, is it just sore, what r some treatments for it, no flatfoot too?

I'm on track team I trian everyday but the arch of my foot has been hurting recently, is it just sore, what r some treatments for it, no flatfoot too?

Rest: A period of rest may help too. However, a diagnosis will be most helpful. This may be a stress injury, accessory navicular pain, or caused by an abnormal connection between the hindfoot bones or something else. See your doc if a few weeks of Ibuprofen and rest don't make it better. ...Read more