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One foot hurts in arch and heel areas. I have flat feet. What to do about the pain?

One foot hurts in arch and heel areas.  I have flat feet.  What to do about the pain?

Think, Think!!!!!!!!: No doubt, your flat feet have been with you for some time now. I doubt the flatness is the immediate cause of your pain. Having said that, try to think of something that you did just before you began having the issue. Possibly shoes, activity, of increase in activity are examples. Find the cause and stop doing it. In the meantime try heat, Advil (ibuprofen) and rest to begin the fix. If no success, see a doc. ...Read more

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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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Do you know are high-heeled shoes good for flat feet?

Do you know are high-heeled shoes good for flat feet?

No: The answer is absolutely not. High heeled shoes are not good for any type of foot structure. If you're flat-footed, address it by seeing your local area podiatrist. ...Read more

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How high should shoe heel be for woman with flat feet/overpronation who wears orthotics? Why is that height important?

How high should shoe heel be for woman with flat feet/overpronation who wears orthotics?  Why is that height important?

Hmmmm: Are you 72 and asking about high heels? If they are for you ,my hat is off too you. Flat shoes are not good in this situation and bare feet long time periods may be problematic. Good heel height usuallly one inch with gradation to platformed front. I am sure the physician who made orthotics could give you shoe recommendations. If these comments are not specific enough I am online now. ...Read more

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I have flat feet. How do I make them fit into pointed toe heels?

Comfortable shoes: Shoes should basically selected based on comfort and secondarily on style. ...Read more

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I have flat feet that won't allow me to be in heels to long or flip flops without me feeling like i'm walking on concrete, insoles don't work?

Sore feet oh my!: I think time to see a podiatrist (foot doctor) that being said i wouldn't be surprised if a good acupuncturist could give you at least some temporary relief. ...Read more

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Have overpronation flat feet & wear orthotics. Have narrow heels & ankles shoes often slip up & down. What 2 do?

Shoes slip: Sometimes the shoes need to be modified . You can get advice on who does that , usually , from your podiatrist or research shoe repair in the phone book ( !) - ok I was kidding - use a computer . ...Read more

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Cant squat with flat feet.As soon as my lower leg gets about 30 degrees away from vertical, the heels come up. I've been that way all my life.

Cant squat with flat feet.As soon as my lower leg gets about 30 degrees away from vertical, the heels come up. I've been that way all my life.

Ankle restriction: Your feet come off the ground because your ankles are unable to flex (dorsiflex) enough forcing heels to come off ground. This is either due to a tightness in the back of your ankle ( tight achilles tendon most common) or scar tissue. This can also occur because you have scar tissue or bone jamming in the front of your ankle. Nedd to be examined + X-ray possible MRI ...Read more

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Flat foot describes the condition where the bones and supportive tissues of the foot are such that the normal arch of the bottom surface of the foot is absent, and the foot rests ...Read more


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Flatfeet (Definition)

Flat feet, (Pes planus) is a condition in which the arch or instep of the foot collapses and comes in contact with the ground. In some individuals, this arch never develops while they are growing. ...Read more