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How to get rid of flat feet?

How to get rid of flat feet?

Orthotics/Surgery: Orthotics are conservative treatment for flat feet but will not fix them. The only way to reconstruct a fallen arch is to undergo surgical reconstruction. Depending on your symptoms and how your foot presents will dictate which procedure(s) will need to be performed. ...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 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 can I get rid of my leg pain that I get from my flat feet?

How can I get rid of my leg pain that I get from my flat feet?

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 more

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How can I get rid of my chronic athletes foot? I always wear socks and wash my shoes regularly, but it seems particularly bad in my work flats

How can I get rid of my chronic athletes foot? I always wear socks and wash my shoes regularly, but it seems particularly bad in my work flats

Medication: You have taken the proper steps with good hygeine. You should use a daily antifungal spray or powder, but an oral antifungul for a short period my be the answer. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my flat feet from getting worse?

How can I prevent my flat feet from getting worse?

Improve function: Wearing good shoes and supports is the best protection you have for your feet. Avoid barefoot. Improving the way the foot works will decrease the wear and tear not only to your feet, but also knees, legs hips and low back. Discuss with your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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How to prevent bad posture in the future. And what to do if you have flat feet.

How to prevent bad posture in the future. And what to do if you have flat feet.

Awareness, Genetics: Things like bad posture and flat feet most often have to do with the skeletal structure one was born with. Posture can be improved upon with exercises such as pilates and yoga, and increased awareness of one's carriage. Flat feet are, sadly, permanent. One cannot create arches where they do not exist. However if the flat feet are symptomatic, orthotics or other devices can be most helpful. ...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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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