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What Can Cause Flat Feet?

Monday, 05 April 2021 00:00

majority of babies are born with flat feet, and their arch generally develops as the aging process occurs. However, in some cases, the foot remains flat. The medical term for this condition is known as pes planus, and approximately one in ten children have flat feet throughout adulthood. Flat feet may form in adulthood as a result of being overweight, or possibly from a bone misalignment. Additionally, wearing shoes that do not fit correctly may lead to getting flat feet. If you are afflicted with flat feet, it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who is able to help you to choose shoes that are correct for you.

Flatfoot is a condition many people suffer from. If you have flat feet, contact the podiatrists from The Foot & Ankle Centre of New Jersey. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Are Flat Feet?

Flatfoot is a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. About 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arches never formed during growth.

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees – If you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  

Symptoms

  • Pain around the heel or arch area
  • Trouble standing on the tip toe
  • Swelling around the inside of the ankle
  • Flat look to one or both feet
  • Having your shoes feel uneven when worn

Treatment

If you are experiencing pain and stress on the foot you may weaken the posterior tibial tendon, which runs around the inside of the ankle. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Paramus, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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