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Flatfoot In Children
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
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
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
I'm flatfooted and have issues when I do hard-core workouts, what are some good sneaker options? Thanks!
See a: Podiatrist. They can give excellent guidance regarding footwear and arch supports. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I would like advice on my serious foot problems. Symptomatic accessory navicular syndrome and flexible flatfoot?
I had normal feet with visible arches. Due to overweight I am heading towards flatfoot. Can this be resolved?
Obesity: If you remain obese the changes will likely progress. Shoe inserts may help. ...Read more
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
I only used ankle brace for 10 minutes. When I took it off, I got pain in left arch and side of foot above arch. I am flatfooted and wear orthotics.
I'm not sure why: You tried the ankle brace at all. Was there an ankle injury? I your posterior tibial tendon hurting? ...Read more
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
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
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