Flat Feet Pes Planus, Fallen Arches

Most people’s arches develop throughout childhood, but some people never develop arches. You have flat feet when the arch on the inside of your feet is flattened, allowing the entire sole of your foot to touch the floor when you stand up. Flat feet can be present at birth, an early age, or can be hereditary and it is very common and generally painless. All too often, they develop as a result of foot abuse, including wearing shoes that do not provide proper arch support, standing or walking for long periods of time in high heels, or aging or heavy strain place on the feet. When the arch is fully collapsed or rolls inward, you are missing crucial arch support. People with flat fleet must therefore shift pressure from walking to other parts of the foot, which can cause intense pain. Flat feet can sometimes contribute to problems in your ankles and knees because the condition can alter optimal alignment of your legs. If left untreated, flat feet not only cause pain, but can lead to other more serious foot and lower body joint problems.

Flat Feet Treatment & Cure:

Flat feet can be treated and cured with supportive shoes and orthotics for the shoes that support the arch. Footwear with a firm heel counter is recommended for extra support and stability and will also help with flat feet treatment. It can also help to avoid shoes with very little support and uneven running surfaces like golf courses and trails.

Read more: http://www.humanillnesses.com/original/E-Ga/Flat-Feet.html#ixzz37CQMPXHKSee a podiatrist if you or your child is experiencing foot pain.

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