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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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Is wearing high heeled shoes bad for your feet?

Is wearing high heeled shoes bad for your feet?

Yes it is: Wearing a heel height above an 1 1/2" in height changes the function of the foot. Heels higher than that much more so. ...Read more

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Which superfeet insoles are good for foot with low arches, and flat feet?

Which superfeet insoles are good for foot with low arches,  and flat feet?

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 more

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What type of shoes I should wear for my arthritic foot, elevated or flat shoes?

What type of shoes I should wear for my arthritic foot, elevated or flat shoes?

Good supportive shoe: The most important type of shoe to wear for an arthritic foot, is one that provides good support. The best type of shoe is a running shoe with a wide toe box and firm heel counter. The shoe has a built in heel eklevation, which reduces stress on the achilles tendon. Most important is that you should be comfortable walking in the shoe. ...Read more

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Can wearing high heel shoes be bad for your arches?

Can wearing high heel shoes be bad for your arches?

Not necessarily: Most things in excess aren't good. Most (not all) arch problems come from flattening of the arch and insufficient arch support in shoes. High heels normally provide good arch support because they don't let the arch flatten out. ...Read more

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Is orthotics for flat feet a bad idea?

Is orthotics for flat feet a bad idea?

Great Idea: Treating flat feet with orthotics prevents many future problems as well as letting your muscles function more efficiently. ...Read more

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What shoes good for people with high arch feet ?

What shoes good for people with high arch feet ?

New Balance: I like new balance. They have good support and are available in all widths. ...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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What kind of shoes would support my high feet arches?

Get feet checked: There are no specific shoes to recommend but keep in mind, shoe manufacturers assume all folks have the same shaped foot and arch. To customize the shoes to support your feet, accommodative padding and/or an orthotic might be warranted. Go to the podiatrist and learn watch options you have. ...Read more

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Leg and feet swelling, heel pain after long walk in high heels?

Leg and feet swelling, heel pain after long walk in high heels?

Unsteady: High heels are an unsteady platform to walk on & in a long walk may cause the muscles to overwork. ...Read more

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Which jordan shoe is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

Which jordan shoe is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

None: Most basketballs shoes don't come with adequate support. Make sure the shoes are comfortable and you can fit an extra support to help improve foot function. Dr l. ...Read more

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Best shoes for people with bunions and flat arches?

Best shoes for people with bunions and flat arches?

Look for: Look for a shoe that has a wide and deep toe box. Consider a material that stretches (like lycra or mesh). Look at the seams because those sites are areas that "stretch" in the shoe. Also, consider looking at the shape of the sole and find a straight last shoe. Bunions and flat arches tend to be overpronators and a straight last shoe is less likely to promote that motion. ...Read more

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Do custom in-shoe orthotics work well for acquired flat feet (valgus)?

They can be...: See a podiatrist and your visit should include a foot examination, possibly xrays and gait (walking) evaluation. Orthotics are prescription devices to help accommodate and help the foot function. As a means to treat conservatively (avoid surgery), many times, orthotics are used to hold the foot in good anatomic position and avoid abnormal mechanics which can lead to further problems. ...Read more

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1-must wear straight shoe lasts for overpronation & flat feet? 2-can sneakers have mesh and leather tops?

1-must wear straight shoe lasts for overpronation & flat feet? 2-can sneakers have mesh and leather tops?

??: Not so much a straight last as much as a last of some kind / cheaper shoes may look ok but if you can bend the shoe easily at the heel-forefoot junction then this is not a good shoe for you a good shoe with a last coupled with a good otc or custom made orthotic is the ticket as long as the construction is of reasonable quality what the upper is made from is not too much of an issue. ...Read more

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What shoes good for people with high arches on their feet?

What  shoes good for people with high arches on their feet?

Look for: Shoes that have good arch support built in to them. Avoid flats, and if needed, add an over-the-counter arch supports to them. ...Read more

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Can a tight plantar fasciitis brace cause a high arched foot?

Can a tight plantar fasciitis brace cause a high arched foot?

No: It would help support the plantar fascia but cannot cause a foot to becomr "high arched". ...Read more

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Doctor recommended orthotics for painful feet dye to fallen arches?

Orthotics : The best orthotics are ones that are formed from a non weight bearing molds . Podiatrist are experts at making orthotics. ...Read more

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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 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