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The Best Hiking Boots For Flat Feet
Muscle support: Many people have leg length differences. It is almost normal for this. When you change shoes the muscles must adapt. Maybe you have heard of breaking in a new pair of shoes. It takes a few wearings to adapt to the new base of support. ...Read more
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
What are the best way to combat the pain associated with flat feet? Are dr. Scholls a recommended solution?
Have overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. Type of sneaker best to wear? Stability or neutral. I wear the orthotics w sneakers.
The orthotic is: More important than the sneaker type in my opinoin. If your orthotic is well made and controls the hyperpronation this is most important. ...Read more
New balance: New balance shoes come in almost any width you can imagine and are very stable. ...Read more
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
Unless you have a flexible flat foot insoles will not be helpful.
If flexible then try a spenco support. ...Read more
Stability shoe: Generally, I advise patients with flat feet to wear shoes with a rigid mid-sole (doesn't bend in the middle). You can always add an arch support or custom foot orthotic if necessary. Make sure the shoe is correctly sized in length and width. ...Read more
FLAT feet and fallen arch. Is it best to get custom RX orthotics for feet or store bought ones? Please advise. Dr. said no more run at surgeyr risk
Either at first. Try an inexpensive over the counter arch support first. If symptoms improve greatly then should be ok. If symptoms slightly improve then custom orthotics are recommended.
Custom inserts are casted from molds of your feet so basically are your inserts only.
Over the counter devices are designed to fit everyone.
See your local podiatrist ...Read more
A good fitting: The internet is full of different ideas of brands of shoes for your foot type and body size. What you need to do is either find a good shoe fitter at a running store and have hem check your foot and try different pairs with arch supports for your foot. Make sure it is comfortable and feels like good support. You can always see a sports medicine physician or a podiatrist who can fit you. ...Read more
Is there foot and ankle surgery for fallen arches? I've had fallen arches my entire life. I enjoy hiking, but notice that my ankles really swell from the constant pounding even with good arch supports. Would foot and ankle surgery be a possible option to
Flat feet: If ankle braces and orthotics have not helped then I would recommend foot surgery. There is various types of foot surgery that can lift or reconstruct an arch. I would recommend talking with your foot and ankle specialist or a foot fellow orthopedist to discuss various surgeries that could benefit you. ...Read more
Orthotics: See a board certified podiatrist and have a set of custom made functional forefoot orthosis balanced to neutral made for you. ...Read more
Usually not: Flat feet may be a problem in ballet, as a foot with a good arch is considered desirable for going on point. Having said that, many professional ballerinas have managed to have fine careers even with flat feet. If a flat foot prevents someone from being a ballerina, then I usually advise them to pick another form of dance. I do not advise surgery solely to allow someone to dance. ...Read more
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
Treatment varies: There are many potential causes for pain in flat feet. It's difficult to make specific recommendations. A couple of simple options include use of a good over the counter arch sopport (i.e. Superfeet) and calf muscle stretching. If pain persists, seek advice from an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist (aofas. Org). ...Read more
Many options: Hyperpronation feet can lead to various serious lower extremity problems if unchecked. Consider custom orthotics which are more than just arch supports. The problem, is will have to wear them for the rest of your life. Consider going to hypocure. Com for more information and potential surgical correction which is not very involving. Don't ignore this issue. ...Read more
DEPENDS: This is more complicated than what can be said in 400 words. There is uncompensated and compensated FF varus. If you have the latter, it can cause flat feet. Your podiatrist has to do a biomechanical exam. ...Read more
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
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