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In what way can I tell if I have flat feet?

In what way can I tell if I have flat feet?

Several: There are several ways. You could ask to compare your foot structure with other people. You can get your feet slightly damp and then stand on a white paper towel, then look for an arch after getting off the towel. The best way, consult your local area podiatrist. ...Read more

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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Can anyone tell me what can you do about flat feet?

Can anyone tell me what can you do about flat feet?

See below: More support shoes, orthotics and stretching exercises will often help alleviate any symptoms that result from "flat feet". Only surgical intervention can actually structurally raise the arch. Surgery is normally a last resort reserved for the most severe cases in the right individual. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what's flat feet I have been told I have it ?

Generic term: Flat feet is a generic term referring to feet that does not have a typical arch associated with "normal" feet. Although it's not necessarily bad to have "flat feet", it can lead to pain and mobility problems. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me is walking flat footed bad even if you don't have flat feet?

Can anyone tell me is walking flat footed bad even if you don't have flat feet?

Don't do it: Why would you want to walk flat-footed, if you're not flat-footed?. Flat-footed patients have issues. Don't do it and don't start. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of treatments are there for flat feet?

Can you tell me what kind of treatments are there for flat feet?

Several: There are lots symptoms associated with flat feet. There are surgical and nonsurgical options. Nonsurgical will include custom orthotics which change how you stand and function. They are more than an arch support. Consult hypo-cure.Com for surgical option. There are other surgical options that can be done in conjunction with that service. You do not have to live in pain. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if I am pretty sure I have flat feet. Many people tell me I am and i don't have an arch. But does it affect running?

Flat feet: Excess pronation leads to biomechanical conditions. Just because you don't have problems now doesn't mean you won't see your podiatrist for an evaluation and explanation. ...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