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My Son Runs Flat Footed
For a healthy mid-twenties man that lifts weights & runs and eats right
Can knee pain (w/o wts for 3 months) be caused by flat feet, over-walking?
Possibly...: But instead of guessing and assuming, see your doctor for a thorough evaluation of your knees. Only by doing so will you be able to arrive at a specific, addressable cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
My 14 yr old female runs track and field and cross-country... Over the past 2 years her feet and legs hurt more and more. I took her an orthopedic and he told her to wear inserts when she runs and put her on an antiinflamtory, she is really flat-footed and
Shin splints: Inserts are a good idea as well as anti-inflammatories. However, the BEST treatment is rest! If she continues tonjave issues get her checked out and have her stop running as she may develop a stress fracture. Also, if you can find a good therapist she can get a running evaluation to see if her running mechanics are normal. Look for a running shoe store (not footlocker etc) that can help her ...Read more
We are looking for the best treatment options for my 14 year old son who has genu valgum and flat feet. We have insurance and live in tx.
See an expert: Varying degrees of genu valgum and flat feet, particularly if asymptomatic can be left alone. If more severe or symptomatic seek expert opinions. Dallas, houston and austin all have excellent pediatric orthopaedic surgeons (david podeszwa in dallas and robert dehne are options). ...Read more
I've noticed that my son's fibula on both legs sticks out just below the knee, about half an inch. Is this normal? Is this why he walks flat-footed?
Whenwalks my son has audible popping sound with ever single step in both ankles. X -ray and ultrasound are fine. It is painless:have flat feet, arches?
Could be a tendon: "Dislocating" out of its normal groove or retinaculum. ...Read more
12yr old son, flat feet, over pronation, wears orthotics, had shin splits, stress fractures, now has paroneal tendonitis, can sports doctor help him?
Maybe : Or a pediatric orthopedist.Get a more detailed answer ›
7 year old son won't alternate feet going up or down the stairs. Runs with a stiff body, both all his life. He's behind. Any suggestions? Thanks
See neurologist: A visit to a neurologist might help to determine if he has an underlying problem. ...Read more
My 3 year old son complains about pain under his feet after walking even a few steps and running. He runs slower than others. 1 year ago GP said allOk?
Foot pain: Call your doctor with your concerns, and that you are still worried. An orthopedic referral may be a good idea. ...Read more
Can't put my right foot flat on floor in morning. Pain runs along inside arch. Have to walk on outside edge of it for about 1 hour. What causes this?
Plantar fascitis: It could be plantar fascitis. A condition more likely to occur in those who walk with feet inward, stand or walk on a hard surface most of the day or have flat or high arched feet. Avoid the above and do toes stretches or towel stretches and take ibuprofen as needed (unless you have ulcer or kidney disease) ...Read more
Depends on the dance: Chances are, you will not be successful in classical ballet, wherein the pointe position requires an intact foot structure. There are a number of folk dances, even some irish clogging dances, which might work for you with the right shoes. Slow dancing (with the right partner) should work just fine! ...Read more
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
It could: Because of the position of the foot strain can easily be placed mon the ankles causing pain. ...Read more
Stationary bike: Or brisk walk on treadmill may be a better choice until you loose more weight. Choose exercise that does not require pounding your feet so much. See your doc for a good health plan and to make sure the level of exercise you choose is good for you. Many men do well w/low-carb diet but ask doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
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
Not true at all: Pigeon toeing, or in-toe gait, is not that common and occurs in less than 10% of the population. Flat feet are much more common at roughly 50% of the population because it is an advantageous trait allowing the foot to compensate for uneven surfaces. High arches are usually rigid and lead to more instability problems. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, as long as you are not having constant pain. ...Read more
See the podiatrist: A good gait evaluation and biomechanical exam by the podiatrist can reveal whether the 3 things you notice are individually a problem or are related. Like a car, get the alignment checked so that you don't wear down the tires improperly. At 34, it's a good time for you to catch things and stay proactive in your health. You don't want this to cause degenerative changes in the future. ...Read more