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Having Flat Feet
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have always had bad and painful foot cramps. I started wearing shoes for people that have flat feet?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
HAV: From this minimalist description, possibly a bunion. ...Read more
I have bilateral burning and stabbing pains in feet, legs, hands, arms. Numb in patches on legs. Bottoms of feet are excruciating. What's happening ?
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
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?
I feel really ill and weak. I have front leg pain in both legs, knees shins ankles and burning itchy feet. I have been sweating and can hardly walk. ?
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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