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What is wrong with the arch of my foot? It goes down when I stand up?
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
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In brief: Flat foot Pes Planus
Pes planus or 'flat foot' is a very common condition in which the foot does not have a normal arch when standing.
Weight gain, aging, injuries, or illness may harm the tendons and cause flat foot (or feet) to develop in a person who has already formed arches. Treatment includes 'arch support' or orthotics (over-the-counter or custom made). A 'podiatrist' (foot doctor) may help good luck.

In brief: Flat foot Pes Planus
Pes planus or 'flat foot' is a very common condition in which the foot does not have a normal arch when standing.
Weight gain, aging, injuries, or illness may harm the tendons and cause flat foot (or feet) to develop in a person who has already formed arches. Treatment includes 'arch support' or orthotics (over-the-counter or custom made). A 'podiatrist' (foot doctor) may help good luck.
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Daniel Hatch
Podiatry
In brief: Flatfoot
That is a common response to weight bearing .
However, if excessive, it may lead to symptoms. You may first try an otc arch support , but if symptoms persist you should seek professional care.

In brief: Flatfoot
That is a common response to weight bearing .
However, if excessive, it may lead to symptoms. You may first try an otc arch support , but if symptoms persist you should seek professional care.
Dr. Daniel Hatch
Dr. Daniel Hatch
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In brief: Flat feet
This is referred to as a flatfoot.

In brief: Flat feet
This is referred to as a flatfoot.
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
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In brief: Weak arch
Ligament on plantar surface is weak, flat feet, need arch support, ie.
Othotics.

In brief: Weak arch
Ligament on plantar surface is weak, flat feet, need arch support, ie.
Othotics.
Dr. Albert Larocca
Dr. Albert Larocca
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In brief: Flat Foot, Pronation
This is probably a classic flat foot deformity or sever pronation of the subtalar joint.
Different foot orthotics, braces or shoe modifications can be tried first. If conservative care is not adequate then surgery is available.

In brief: Flat Foot, Pronation
This is probably a classic flat foot deformity or sever pronation of the subtalar joint.
Different foot orthotics, braces or shoe modifications can be tried first. If conservative care is not adequate then surgery is available.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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In brief: It is flexible
It sounds as though you may have a flexible flatfoot.
It should be examined to check the extent of the problem and to see how to stabilize it.

In brief: It is flexible
It sounds as though you may have a flexible flatfoot.
It should be examined to check the extent of the problem and to see how to stabilize it.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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