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Foot Strengthening Exercises For Flat Feet
How can I strengthen my feet and ankles to make walking and working out less painful? I have flat feet and over pronate.
A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...Read more
6th week after ankle sprain. Do foot n ankle stretching n strengthening exercises, but feel pain doing heel cord stretch n calf raise. What to do?
Ankle sprain: Check with orthopedic surgeon. May have talar dome injury, avulsion fracture, syndesmotic injury, or bone contusion. ...Read more
Heel cord stretching: Many people with flat feet have tight heel cords. The tight heel cord may make the flat foot worse and create a vicious cycle. Ankle strengthening may help some, focus on the posterior tibial tendon. None of these things will change the flat foot an create an arch, but they may help with pain and prevent it from getting worse. ...Read more
Buy a shoe that is really comfortable for you that has removable insoles, since most of the insoles in shoes are junk. Replace them with (my opinion) spenco polysorb insoles - walker/runner, cross trainer, or total support.
http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare. ...Read more
Progression possible: Traction on the medial plantar branch of the tibial nerve can lead to tarsal tunnel syndrome. This can be confirmed with EMG-NCS testing. In addition to pain you might experience tingling in the instep radiating up to above the ankle. Arch supports as others have advised is the way to go. Those Dr Shoals machines you stand on can help fit you with the right arch support. If that fails see foot DR. ...Read more
Not really: Flat feet can happen for a number of reasons from normal aging to loss of activity of the primary arch support, the posterior tibial tendon. Strengthening of this tendon can help minimize pain early in the disease state. In later stages, it will not help. In any case, a fallen arch will not come back with exercise. ...Read more
I am in marching band and have flat feet. Whenever I am on my platforms doing repetitive marching exercises, my arches start hurting like crazy!
Flat feet: And marching. Please see a foot doctor. He/she may prescribe orthodics which are worn in the shoe and can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have flat feet that hurt me when stand for long time. Is there any exercise helps feet get normal shape?
Flat is Flat.: Regrettably, if your foot has been diagnosed as a true flatfoot, I know of no exercises that will give it a "normal" shape. ...Read more
What do you advise if I want to know of exercises for my calves with having low arches/flat feet?
Wear orthotics: Then do whatever excercise you want.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello doctor I have flat feet what exercises I have to do to get rid of flat feet without any operation?
None: There are no exercise available to get rid of flat feet. The arch is made out of bone and supported by ligaments and tendons. ...Read more
I want to exercise, but I have extrem flat feet, my doctor says my bones in my feet may collapse if I don't get surgery. What exercise should I do?
Normal: If there is no pain associated, no treatment is necessary. Very young children develop an arch later in life. Older children can become flatfooted as the grow. Orthotics do not change the natural history in children, rather they can not prevent being flatfooted in children growing. If there is pain, careful evaluation is indicated. In such cases orthotics and stretches of achilles help. ...Read more
Shoes/support: Flat feet are usually your parent's fault, genetics. Good shoes and supports are essential. Usually a thicker soled, stiffer shoe with support matching your arch will help. Most times too much build up in the arch is not comfortable. With difficult feet, custom orthotics are commonly needed. The better your can protect your feet, the less wear and tear problems you will develop. Dr l. ...Read more
Evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle is your best and most cost effective option. You can find one in your area at aofas. Org
there are many causes of flat feet, many of which can be addressed non operatively. ...Read more
DEPENDS: This is more complicated than what can be said in 400 words. There is uncompensated and compensated FF varus. If you have the latter, it can cause flat feet. Your podiatrist has to do a biomechanical exam. ...Read more
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