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Dr. Robert Conenello
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Fallen Arches (Definition)

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


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What causes flexible flat feet?

Genetics: Mostly likely an inherited condition form your mother or father. ...Read more

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Getting pain in both feet arch and heel of feet just came on after wearing flat shoes for aweek?

Getting pain in both feet arch and heel of feet just came on after wearing flat shoes for aweek?

Support Your Arch: Your foot needs support.When one wears flats, all the pressure is in your arch.The supporting bone structures, tendons and muscles now need to fully support your feet all day and everyday.If you don't wear good supportive shoes and good arch supports, eventually the muscle, tendons and joints become fatigued and pain begins.Get back in to good supportive shoes and soon it should resolve. ...Read more

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Are my flat feet and back pain related?

Are my flat feet and back pain related?

Could be: And your feet are the foundation of your body and a thing that causes problems down there could cause problems higher up have it checked out. ...Read more

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Flat feet cause very bad foot and ankle pain?

Flat feet: Absolutely, plus knee, hip, and back pain as you get older. See foot specialist to control flat foot. Good Luck ...Read more

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Why are my babies feet flat?

Why are my babies feet flat?

Most are....: The child will develop an arch as they age. Mast babies have flat feet. They start to develop some sort of an arch when the start heel-to-toe walking - somewhere around three years of age. ...Read more

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I have always had bad and painful foot cramps. I started wearing shoes for people that have flat feet?

I have always had bad and painful foot cramps. I started wearing shoes for people that have flat feet?

Address flat Feet: You're cramping, is a consequence most likely of your flat feet. Address the cause. Address your flat feet. Consult with your local area podiatrist for options. ...Read more

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Why is having flat feet bad for you?

Why is having flat feet bad for you?

Not always: Flat feet in themselves do not necessary cause problems. How these feet function is much more important. Excessive pronation which is often found with many flat feet is actually much more of a factor. A higher arched foot which excessively pronates and functions poorly is much more troublesome than a flat foot which does not. ...Read more

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Should I get insoles for my flat feet?

No: It is not necessary to use shoe inserts simply because you have flat feet. Flat feet may be your normal. If you also have foot pain then a medical evaluation from an orthopaedic surgeon would be advisable. ...Read more

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My daughters feet turn in (very flat footed). She complains of tired legs and is clumsy. She also complains of tired arms and neck.no other symptoms?

My daughters feet turn in (very flat footed). She complains of tired legs and is clumsy. She also complains of tired arms and neck.no other symptoms?

Needs to be checked: Usually a 3 year old with flat feet and feet turning in do not complain of tired legs, tired arms and neck. She needs to see a pediatrician who will go over her entire health condition to see if he/she can determine the cause of these complaints and advise you on what may need to be done. She needs a complete physical examination. ...Read more

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Difficulty walking feet are tingling and sore and have a black spot on my big toe?

Difficulty walking feet are tingling and sore and have a black spot on my big toe?

Decreased blood flow: This sounds like claudication - pain due to poor circulation to the legs. A black spot could be a blood blister or something more serious. To make sure you don't have limb-threatening vascular disease, go to a vascular specialist and get tested as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can wearing slippers cause flat feet?

Can wearing slippers cause flat feet?

No: No, but if worn for the wrong activities they could cause discomfort. ...Read more

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My feet toes top skin feel less?

My feet toes top skin feel less?

Neuropathy?: If i understand you properly, it sounds like you are describing neuropathy. If this is the case it is smart to find the etiology or reason you have this. ...Read more

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Old, flat shoes never a problem before cut skin on achilles on both feet while walking. Had to stiffen my leg when walking from pain now calves hurt?

Old, flat shoes never a problem before cut skin on achilles on both feet while walking. Had to stiffen my leg when walking from pain now calves hurt?

Change foot gear: with your compensatory gait changes to avoid irritation of the injured skin on the Achilles you are straining your calf muscles. Wear comfortable wedge soled shoes and cover the injured area with padded band aid. ...Read more

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I have achy legs hips and feet?

I have achy legs hips and feet?

Many causes: From a podiatric standpoint, i would check for flatfeet or hyperpronation as a possible source of your pain. ...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


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Flatfeet (Definition)

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. ...Read more