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Will shoe inserts help if I have flat feet?

Will shoe inserts help if I have flat feet?

Nonsurgical option: There a a number of nonsurgical options that can be tried depending on the stage of the flat foot. These range from wedge cushions for the heel, arch supports/orthotics, braces, and boots. ...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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If I have drop foot and flat feet will i get orthotic insoles or orthotic braces?

If I have drop foot and flat feet will i get orthotic insoles or orthotic braces?

Brace: An orthotic won't help with a foot drop as it is a device that runs under the foot. The brace part extends up the leg and hence can help lift up the foot as the leg extends forward. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have flat feet should I wear shoes with a high arch support?

Can you tell me if I have flat feet should I wear shoes with a high arch support?

Orthotics: The best advice I can give you for your flat feet is to get a custom molded foot orthotic. Most shoes are not made with a very aggressive arch support as most people who purchase that shoe will not be able to tolerate an aggressive built in arch support. ...Read more

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I have flat feet, bunions and overpronate. What kind of shoe do you recommend? I wear orthotics,

I have flat feet, bunions and overpronate. What kind of shoe do you recommend? I wear orthotics,

Does it hurt?: Do your feet hurt? YOu can try taking out orthotics. you may not need them. you can work on ankle strength and foot strength instead. where are you located, i can recommend a doc? or you can find me on concierge. you want to see sports medicine. check out amssm.org ...Read more

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If you can walk with a limp but not on your flat foot should you get arch supports?

If you can walk with a limp but not on your flat foot should you get arch supports?

You shouldn't limp!: You shouldn't need to limp to walk. If you are in pain, it is essential to visit with a podiatrist. Arch supports or custom orthotics may help but there is likely additional solutions to get you out of pain quicker. ...Read more

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If I have foot ulcers, can I wear shoes?

If I have foot ulcers, can I wear shoes?

Assuming the ulcers: Are on the bottom of the foot, part of the treatment needs to be removing pressure from the ulcer(s), also known as offloading. Under some circumstances, something can be put into regular shoes with an accommodation, but if the ulcer(s) are big and bad enough, a more aggressive form of offloading is needed. This can range from a special surgical shoe to a total contact cast. ...Read more

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I have over-pronation & use orthotic. Told heel counter in shoe should hold foot snugly. Foot heel does ride up, how much too much?

I have over-pronation & use orthotic. Told heel counter in shoe should hold foot snugly. Foot heel does ride up, how much too much?

Shoe counter: It may well be impossible to find an otc shoe that fits that well . If there is a lot of room move to a narrower shoe and remove the inner liner of the shoe as well to allow the orthotic to fit better. You may need some additions to the counter area of the shoe (inside) as well to promote fit. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type of shoes I should wear for my arthritic foot, elevated or flat shoes?

What type of shoes I should wear for my arthritic foot, elevated or flat shoes?

Good supportive shoe: The most important type of shoe to wear for an arthritic foot, is one that provides good support. The best type of shoe is a running shoe with a wide toe box and firm heel counter. The shoe has a built in heel eklevation, which reduces stress on the achilles tendon. Most important is that you should be comfortable walking in the shoe. ...Read more

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I have loose ligaments all over I just got new custom inserts for my shoes for my flexible flat feet will the inserts help my knee too?

I have loose ligaments all over I just got new custom inserts for my shoes for my flexible flat feet will the inserts help my knee too?

They can: They can depends if your knee problems are related to the flatfeet. Flatfeet cause internal rotation of the tibia which can put strain on knee. A well mad custom orthotic can sometimes help people. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can i permanently injury my foot if i continue running with planter faciitis?

Can i permanently injury my foot if i continue running with planter faciitis?

Yes: See a physical therapist to get the proper advise on plantar fascitis. You may need a type type and brand of shoe, you may to ice the foot and do specific stretches. This can be a nagging injury that can last a long time- get the right advice and work back into running slowly. ...Read more

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Should I use the mbt footwear if I have plantar fasciitis ?

Should I use the mbt footwear if I have plantar fasciitis ?

Maybe.: Mbt makes a type of shoes known as rocker soled shoes. These shoes are very stiff on the bottom and they have a curved sole which reduces stress on the plantar fascia. If your plantar fasciitis is very tender, it will reduce pain. However, it is not necessarily healthy for your feet to be "over supported" because the muscles may weaken over time. Wean out of them as your plantar fasciitis improv. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis and spur at ball of my foot. New orthotics have an arch and I walk flat footed. Foot feels bruised. Try to adapt? Damaging?

Give it time: If you have just started wearing the orthotics, your foot may just need more time. Just like anything new, start slowly. Meaning, wear the orthotics in short durations and build from there. If the foot does not come around quickly, see a doctor to check the fit of the orthotic. ...Read more

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I have Achilles tendonitis, should I wear high heels or flat shoes?

I have Achilles tendonitis, should I wear high heels or flat shoes?

You may have less: Pain in the high heels as the achilles functions less. Ideally, you should wear neither. Stick with a good shoe or sneaker, consider a small heel lift, ice the achilles.... ...Read more

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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