Flat arch foot is a common condition where the arches on the inside of your feet are flattened, allowing the entire soles of your feet to touch the floor when you stand up. Flatfeet can sometimes contribute to problems in your heels, ankles, knees or even lower back pain because the condition can alter the alignment of your legs.
A flat foot is normal in infants and toddlers, because the foot’s arch hasn’t yet developed. Most people’s arches develop throughout childhood, but some people never develop arches. This is a normal variation in foot type, and people without arches may or may not have problems.
TREATMENT FOR FLAT & LOW ARCH FEET?
Strengthening & Balance exercises
AFO Ankle Foot orthotics in severe cases
Surgery in severe cases
Podiatrists are trained in assessing flat feet and the most appropriate treatment based on individual cases. All assessment findings and treatment options will be discussed by your podiatrist.
People with flat feet who do not experience pain or other symptoms do not usually need to consult a podiatrist. However, anyone that have developed flat feet recently, has pain in their feet, ankles, or lower limbs should definitely seek for assessment. REMEMBER! The sooner the problem is tackle the sooner you will recover. For those who live in Claremont or Oatlands, Tasmania, come and see our team of podiatrists. For bookings fill the form in our contact page or call us at (03) 6249 1155 .
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