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Doctor insights on: The Best Hiking Boots For Flat Feet

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Why when I wear flat boots my knee starts hurting? I do have flat feet too.

Why when I wear flat boots my knee starts hurting? I do have flat feet too.

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

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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What are the best way to combat the pain associated with flat feet? Are dr. Scholls a recommended solution?

What are the best way to combat the pain associated with flat feet? Are dr. Scholls a recommended solution?

Support: Flat feet stretch the planar fascia and inflame the foot. An arch support keeps the inflammation down. Get measured for a proper support as each foot is different. When your feet are hurting try 2 ibuprofens and 2 tylenols (acetaminophen) every 6 hrs. ...Read more

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Have overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. Type of sneaker best to wear? Stability or neutral. I wear the orthotics w sneakers.

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

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What are the best type of shoes for wide flat feet?

What are the best type of shoes for wide flat feet?

New balance: New balance shoes come in almost any width you can imagine and are very stable. ...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 is the best way to remedy my flat feet pain?

What is the best way to remedy my flat feet pain?

Orthotics: Either custom made or otc if pain persists see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the best shoe insoles for someone who has flat feet?

What are the best shoe insoles for someone who has flat feet?

See below: Unless you have a flexible flat foot insoles will not be helpful.
If flexible then try a spenco support. ...Read more

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What is the best aerobic shoe for flat feet?

What is the best aerobic shoe for flat feet?

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

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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

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

Flat feet: 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

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What is the best type of cross training shoe for shin splints and flat feet?

What is the best type of cross training shoe for shin splints and flat feet?

Anti-pronation: If you go to a running store and ask to see anti-pronation running shoes, these will potentially address your problem; new balance is just one example of a brand that makes them. ...Read more

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Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter?

Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter?

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

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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

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

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Can flat feet cause other problems?

Yes they can: Yes they potentially can especially if flat feet are acquired (that is person is not born with them). ...Read more

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Which problems do people with flat feet have?

Which problems do people with flat feet have?

Fatigue knee pain: People with flat feet may have fatigue with activities. You may also over time experience medial knee pain and even lower back pain. Sometimes people with flat feet have no related symptoms at all. ...Read more

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What can I do to diminish pain caused by flat feet?

What can I do to diminish pain caused by flat feet?

Orthotics: See a board certified podiatrist and have a set of custom made functional forefoot orthosis balanced to neutral made for you. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do for flat feet in dancer?

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

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Can you tell me what's flat feet I have been told I have it?

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

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Pain in ankles caused by flat feet?

Possible: If your flat feet are severe it makes the ankles unstable and puts pressure on the ankle creating pain. ...Read more

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Can flat feet cause frequent sprains?

Can flat feet cause frequent sprains?

Yes: When your feet are naturally flat, your body will want to compensate by rolling to the outside of your foot/ankle. This can create ankle sprains. Get orthotics from your podiatrist or try some 3/4 shoes to help hold your feet more stable. ...Read more

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What to do for over pronated flat feet?

ORTHOTIC DEVICES: As an adult, surgery is usually more involved than in the pediatric population. Depending upon the cause of the flat feet (there are many), either OTC or Rx inserts may help. X-rays would be helpful.
Regards,
Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Can you cure flat feet without surgery?

Can you cure flat feet without surgery?

No: There are supportive devices (orthotics) to prevent pain and if conservative measures do not resolve your pain surgery is often your only option. ...Read more

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How to relieve pain in pronated flat feet?

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

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Does having flat feet mess with your spine?

Sure can: Flat feet not only effects the feet but ankles knees, hips and lower back. Your house has a foundation and if its off so is the house. The feet are the foundation of the body. Custom orthotics should be a big help! ...Read more

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How does one treat flat feet and bad ankles?

Orthotics: I suggest you be evaluated by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Flat feet that are over pronated, what to do?

Flat feet that are over pronated, what to do?

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

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What is forefoot varus? Does it cause flat feet?

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

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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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Please help! I have large, flat feet and I hate them?

Hate feet: There is no way to change them. If you cannot accept them perhaps counseling is in order. ...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 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