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What can you do for flat feet in kids?

What can you do for flat feet in kids?

Normal : If there is no pain associated, no treatment is necessary. Very young children develop an arch later in life. Older children can become flatfooted as the grow. Orthotics do not change the natural history in children, rather they can not prevent being flatfooted in children growing. If there is pain, careful evaluation is indicated. In such cases orthotics and stretches of achilles help. ...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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How good are the implants to prevent flat feet arches?

How good are the implants to prevent flat feet arches?

Effective if: Depending on weight, age, and flexibility of the foot the implants can help. Generally the implants work bests in pediatric patients and flexible foot types. You have to assess the foot in three planes before deciding which type of surgery will be helpful. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the pain in my feet do to high arches?

How to get rid of the pain in my feet do to high arches?

See Podiatrist: You will get a full examination and you will get the treatment you need, including orthotics if necessary. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the pain in my feet due to flat feet?

How to get rid of the pain in my feet due to flat feet?

See a podiatrist: You need to be examined to determine the exact cause of the pain, since there are different types of flatfeet. ...Read more

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How to cure bow legs when your a teen?

How to cure bow legs when your a teen?

Get this addressed: An orthopedist can recommend surgical and nonsurgical options that are right for you. ...Read more

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How many ways of operation there is to correct genua valga (knock knees) in adults? How large the scar will be?

How many ways of operation there is to correct genua valga (knock knees) in adults? How large the scar will be?

Talk to orthopedics: You should really talk to your orthopedic surgeon about this. Find an Orthopod you trust, i would even get a second opinion if I was still uncomfortable. As far as the scar that is the least of the worries. ...Read more

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What is forefoot varus and how does it relate to flat foot?

What is forefoot varus and how does it relate to flat foot?

Read below: Forefoot varus is where the front half of the foot will be turned or rotated in a position where you big toe side of the foot is angled higher than the baby toe side of the foot. This is a natural compensation when the back half of the foot is rolling inward or flattening, that will cause the front part of the foot to roll outward. ...Read more

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What are the best shoe to buy for flat feet to exercise?

What are the best shoe to buy for flat feet to exercise?

Removable insoles: Buy a shoe that is really comfortable for you that has removable insoles, since most of the insoles in shoes are junk. Replace them with (my opinion) spenco polysorb insoles - walker/runner, cross trainer, or total support. http://www.spenco.com/products/footcare. ...Read more

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What causes the legs to go bowlegged in an older person ?

What causes the legs to go bowlegged in an older person ?

Usually arthritis : For genu varum (bowed legs) not from childhood, it is usually cause by arthritis. Sometimes some ligament tears can progress to the deformity but most are seconds to arthritis on the inner side of the knee. ...Read more

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How to extremely treat tanned face 'n' hands so that they can return to their natural color of childhood?

How to extremely treat tanned face 'n' hands so that they can return to their natural color of childhood?

Fade the tan: The best way to fade tanned skin is to keep your skin out of the sun. This would mean staying in the shade, indoors, or wearing clothing to protect your skin from the sun. Sunscreens often don't prevent a tan. ...Read more

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What can I do to correct my pigeon toes and high arches?

What can I do to correct my pigeon toes and high arches?

I would start : With orthotics and see how you fair, while this will not change the structure of your feet it may help accomadate if you are experiencing pain. ...Read more

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How much repositioning is needed in order to correct a severely flat head on a baby?

How much repositioning is needed in order to correct a severely flat head on a baby?

Flat head: Strongly advise you see a specialist that can diagnose and treat this problem for your baby. Talk to your doctor. This should be done asap. Doctors can prescibe medical soft helmets to be worn to help the babies head develope to avoid the flattening, before it becomes a permanent problem. ...Read more

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What causes arch pain in five year olds? Is there a way to alleviate the pain with special shoes or inserts? I believe her feet are flat..

What causes arch pain in five year olds? Is there a way to alleviate the pain with special shoes or inserts? I believe her feet are flat..

Flat foot: Flat feet or bad shoes can cause such pain. Consult a foot doctor. Child may need a custom orthotic to support arch and reduce strain. Proper fitting shoes with arch rich support inside would do child well ...Read more

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How to cure the big cells in hands and feet?

How to cure the big cells in hands and feet?

If you can : Define "big cells" maybe one of us can help. Not sure what you are referring too. ...Read more

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Stay at home Mom , socks only most time.Can it cause bunions on side of foot? What can I do to correct other than shoes w/ support?

Stay at home Mom , socks only most time.Can it cause bunions on side of foot? What can I do to correct other than shoes w/ support?

Barefoot and bunions: Going without shoes does not cause bunions. If you have a biomechanics imbalance in your feet which will pre-dispose you to bunion formation, it doesn't matter if you wear shoes or not. The only way to slow the progress of a bunion forming is to wear a proper functional orthosis in the shoes. . ...Read more

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How to cure pains in feet due to chicken guinea?

How to cure pains in feet due to chicken guinea?

Chikungunya: Chikungunya arthralgias may or may not respond to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaid's). Recent studies suggest that Chloroquine phosphate may be beneficial for patients who do not respond to nsaid's. ...Read more

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 of the foot is collapsed and comes in contact with the ground. In some individuals, this arch never develops while they are growing. ...Read more