Flat feet, also known as fallen arches or pes planus, is a common condition where the arch of the foot is reduced or absent, causing the entire sole…
Flat feet, also known as fallen arches or pes planus, is a common condition where the arch of the foot is reduced or absent, causing the entire sole of the foot to come into contact with the ground. This can be a congenital (present at birth) condition or may develop over time due to various factors. Flat feet can lead to a range of issues, including foot pain, fatigue, and altered walking mechanics.
What causes flat feet?
Flat feet can result from several factors, including genetics, weak foot muscles, injuries, and conditions that affect the development of the arches, such as tendon problems or connective tissue disorders.
Are flat feet a cause for concern?
In some cases, flat feet may not cause any issues or discomfort. However, if flat feet lead to pain, difficulty walking, or other problems, it's essential to seek podiatric evaluation and treatment.
How can Blueprint Podiatry help with flat feet?
At Blueprint Podiatry, we offer comprehensive assessments to determine the severity and underlying causes of flat feet. Depending on the individual's condition, we may recommend custom orthotics to provide support and correct foot mechanics, stretching and strengthening exercises to improve foot function, and footwear advice to ensure proper support and stability.
Can flat feet be corrected?
The extent of correction for flat feet depends on various factors, including age, the severity of the condition, and individual factors. While some children may naturally outgrow flat feet as they age, adults with flat feet can still benefit from management strategies to reduce symptoms and prevent complications.
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