FLAT FEET

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What is flat feet?
Flat feet is a condition where the longitudinal arch or instep of the foot collapses and comes in contact with the ground. Flat feet may be associated with pronation, leaning inward of the ankle bones toward the centre line. It can also be congenital condition (hereditary) or caused by aging (boomer foot) Years of wear and tear can weaken the tendons and ligaments that are responsible for shaping the arch. (Post tib dysfunction)

Symptoms of Flat Feet

  • Uneven footwear
  • Lower leg pain
  • Heal or arch pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Swelling in your ankles
  • General foot, leg, knee, hip and lower back pain.

Common Treatment

  • Custom foot orthotics.
  • Ankle Braces
  • Rest
  • Combination therapy (exercises)