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What are the common symptoms from caused from flat feet? Mild to severe...

What are the common symptoms from caused from flat feet? Mild to severe...

Pain: Pain in arches of feet, pain along sides of ankle. In advanced cases pain can come from arthritic joints in the foot. ...Read more

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Have mild-moderate Overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. OK to wear stabilizing athletic sneakers without orthotics? Same support?

Have mild-moderate Overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. OK to wear stabilizing athletic sneakers without orthotics? Same support?

Not as supportive: It is okay to wear athletic shoes without orthotics, but you will not get the same level of support for your arch. Custom orthotics conform to your arch and can help limit excessive pronation. The best combination for support is to wear custom orthotics with a stable athletic shoe. This becomes even more important if you participate in high-impact activities like running. ...Read more

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My 34 months boy seems to have flat feet, he has no arch his father has the same condition and also me but mine is mild, is there anything I can do?

My 34 months boy seems to have flat feet, he has no arch his father has the same condition and also me but mine is mild, is there anything I can do?

Flatfeet: Because both parents have flatfeet it probably is hereditary. Treatment at this point would be good supportive tennis shoes. At some point when more mature perhaps an orthotic would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Have flexible pes planus/overpronation which is inherited. Can ligaments become more overstretched loose?

Have flexible pes planus/overpronation which is inherited. Can ligaments become more overstretched loose?

The problem that: One worries about is that the deformity doesn't become rigid. A flexible flatfoot is treated with orthotics or surgically a subtalar implant works great. But, once the deformity is rigid it is very Difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been diagnosed with flat feet (pes planus)?

What do you suggest if I have been diagnosed with flat feet (pes planus)?

Arch support: If you have painful flatfoot, arch support is very important. There are a few varieties: over the counter, prescription prefabricated and custom orthotics depending on the severity of your flat foot. I recommend you see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I suffer from pes planus and now the left foot goes numb?

I suffer from pes planus and now the left foot goes numb?

Numb = nerve: Pes planus, or flat feet, can be normal in some people & cause no problems. In others, it can cause issues. Numbness is not commonly linked to pes planus, but think nerve such as Morton's neuroma or referred nerve symptoms to the foot from the tarsal tunnel, lower leg or low back. Talking to a doc can give you more answers. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Is there a way to fix flat feet?

Is there a way to fix flat feet?

Yes: To fix a flat foot requires surgery. Insoles do not fix a foot type but are made to restrict excess motion and to relieve pain. There are several surgical procedures that can fix a flat foot, but they vary depending on severity and other factors. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is flat feet fixable? If so, how?

Is flat feet fixable? If so, how?

YES, BUT...: Flat feet can be corrected surgically, but in an adult the surgery is usually more involved than in children. If painful, Rx inserts might help. I recommend evaluation by a podiatrist, who can decide the best path to take.
Regards,

Dr. Latva ...Read more

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What are the effects of having flat feet?

What are the effects of having flat feet?

Flat vs pronation: Flat feet are a structural problem which may not always be bad. Pronation is motion in the foot that allows the foot to adapt to uneven surfaces. Over pronation are excessive pronation causes the ligaments of the foot to relax to long allow strain on ligaments and foot deformities, such as bunions hammer toes neuromas joint pain and arthritis. ...Read more

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How can I fix my flat feet?

It Depends: Orthopaedic conditions such as flat feet only requiring "fixing" if symptommatic. A variety of surgical and non-surgical options exist but need to be tailored to your particular condition. Go to www. Aofas. Org to find an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist in your area for more specific information. ...Read more

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What is the cause of flat feet?

What is the cause of flat feet?

INHERITED: The most common, but not only, reason is hereditary. ...Read more

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What causes flexible flat feet?

Genetics: Mostly likely an inherited condition form your mother or father. ...Read more

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Any pro athletes with flat feet?

Probably: There likely are pro athletes with flat feet but I have not treated any in my office. Having flat feet does not mean you cannot be a good athlete. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flat feet?

Variable: Often, their are "no symptoms" as it is asymptomatic. Pain can be present in the arch, medial or lateral hindfoot. ...Read more

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Why is having flat feet bad for you?

Not always: Flat feet in themselves do not necessary cause problems. How these feet function is much more important. Excessive pronation which is often found with many flat feet is actually much more of a factor. A higher arched foot which excessively pronates and functions poorly is much more troublesome than a flat foot which does not. ...Read more

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Should I get insoles for my flat feet?

No: It is not necessary to use shoe inserts simply because you have flat feet. Flat feet may be your normal. If you also have foot pain then a medical evaluation from an orthopaedic surgeon would be advisable. ...Read more

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If I have flat feet is it ok to be in marching band?

Yes: Yes, as long as you are not having constant pain. ...Read more

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Is having flat feet genetic?

It can be: Flat feet can be genetic or it can be acquired. ...Read more

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What are the signs of the effected bones in flat feet?

What are the signs of the effected bones in flat feet?

Flat foot: Flat foot refers to a kiss in the normal
Longitudinal arch of the foot, it can be flexible or rigid. Signs of flat foot can include abnormal shoe wear and sores and calluses that develop on the inside of the foot. Don't hesitate to be seen as there are multiple good treatment options. ...Read more

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Can wearing slippers cause flat feet?

No: No, but if worn for the wrong activities they could cause discomfort. ...Read more

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How can I fix my flat feet alignment?

Orthtics: Get evaluated by a podiatrist. There are many things that can help flat feet. ...Read more

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Could flat feet go away or go thinner?

No: Need to see a doctor for possible treatment. ...Read more

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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

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Can I join the marine corps if I have flat feet?

Maybe: Department of defense medical standards currently state that "current symptomatic pes planus (acquired (734) or congenital (754.6)) or history of pes planus corrected by prescription or custom orthotics is disqualifying." however, the majority of cases of flat feet do not cause any problems, and if you fall in that category you can join the marines, assuming you meet their other requirements. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Flat feet?

What is the definition or description of: Flat feet?

Planovalgus: There is a normal alignment of the bones and joints in the foot and included in this is a normal plantar arch. When the normal height of this arch is lost a deformity develops known medically as pes planovalgus, commonly called a "flat foot" ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a way to fix flat feet?

Please let me know if there is a way to fix flat feet?

Surgery: The only way, to cure flatfeet is surgical correction. There are several surgeries available. Some are done in conjunction with each other. Go to hyprocure. Com for one option. Plus you'll just learn more about flatfeet. ...Read more