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Definition  
Flat feet or fallen arches is when the foot collapses under body weight with the entire sole of the foot coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground.  
  
Indications  
Flat feet can be asymptomatic (meaning having no painful Indications) – but can also play host to many of the common foot problems such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs etc. Flat feet can be one of the underlying issues with lower body, alignment pain Indications such as sore back, hip, knees, and ankles.  
Cause  
There are many potential causes of being flatfooted such as genetic predisposition, normal aging process, pregnancy, illnesses such as arthritis, injury due to prolonged stress to the foot, and biomechanical foot function issues.  
There are many causes of flat feet. Obesity, pregnancy or repetitive pounding on a hard surface can weaken the arch leading to over-pronation. Often people with flat feet do not experience discomfort immediately, and some never suffer from any discomfort at all. However, when symptoms develop and become painful, walking becomes awkward and causes increased strain on the feet and calves.  
   
How Orthotics Can Help  
Orthotics can help to control and support the collapsing arches and excessive motion of the foot during physical activities by holding the foot in a more biomechanically ideal position.  
These orthotics should be designed with appropriate arch support and medial rearfoot posting to prevent the over-pronation.  
Footwear should also be examined to ensure there is a proper fit. Footwear with a firm heel counter is often recommended for extra support and stability. Improperly fitting footwear can lead to additional foot problems.  

If the problem persists, consult your foot doctor.

 
Achillies Tendonitis
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Diabetic Foot
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Bunions
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Calcaneal Apothysitis (Kids heel)
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Heel Spur
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Metatarsalgia
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Neuroma
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Flat Feet
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Plantar Fasciitis
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Shin Splints
 
 
     
 
       
   
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