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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Have overpronation flat feet & wear orthotics. Have narrow heels & ankles shoes often slip up & down. What 2 do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right foot has pain between my heel and arch. What could be the problem? I also do have flat feet.
I have very flat feet and i wore some heels to church on sunday, now there is like a tender mound of flesh on the top of my left foot, why is that?
Flatfeet: Your flat feet are not the type of feet designed for those heels you wore on sunday. Because of your foot type, it probably was bunched up and swollen in the heels for a longer period of time than preferable. I understand it's embarassing to remove off shoes in church, but it may be best not to wear those heels anymore due to the pain they cause. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are insoles good at preventing flat feet, stabilizing the heel and supporting the arch of the foot?
If your feed need: Support, they are by nature unstable. It is all hereditary. It isn't about whether your feet are flat or not, it is about how stable they are. If unstable they need firm support--discipline, if you will--good orthotics, not too cushioned or flexible, would be best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8yo with heel bone pain while running. Has a flat feet. Doctors apt only in 4 weeks. What can I do at home? If it's gone til then, should I still go?
Stop running: 8 yo is young to run. Pain is a signal that something is wrong. Most likely Calcaneal Apophysitis which is an injury at the secondary growth plate at the heel bone. Her flatfeet are causing an abnormal pull of the Achilles tendon that inserts into the heel bone. My advice is to rest and follow up with the doctor in 4weeks to get a proper diagnosis and evaluation.i ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 dr opinion. Ankle lean inward.Flat feet.Weight bearing pain in back ankle and under heel to arch. Tender but full rom. Sore inside ankle. At or ptt?
Green neon: The best support will come from the neon green inserts. It can be confusing since there are so many variations and each color represents a different purpose. If you still have questions, the superfeet website has a guide that indicates what the colors mean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improving support: Many times feet that flatten to much can put abnormal stress on the legs. The main muscles that control foot function are in the leg. Improving shoe gear, wearing better shoes, can help. Sometimes extra support is needed to adequately improve function. Discuss with your foot specialists if discomfort persists. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have always had bad and painful foot cramps. I started wearing footwear for people that has flat feet?
Not doing enough: If you're convinced, the cramping is actually pain secondary to flatfeet, converting to shoes for flat feet, is enough see your local area podiatrist. Consider getting into orthotics which are more than just arch supports. There is also surgical correction one of which is not disabling called stj arthroeriesis. ...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
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