Flat Feet (Pes Planus)

Flat Feet (Pes Planus)

Flat feet is a condition wherein a person has a very low or no arch in the foot.

The role of arches is to help distribute body weight across the feet and legs. When a person has flat feet, they have a tendency to roll their foot frequently compared to someone with normal or high arches.

What Caused My Flat Feet?

Common causes of flat feet include:

  • Genetics
  • Foot or ankle injury
  • Certain medical conditions such as neurological disorders
  • Weak arches
  • A dietary condition such as obesity and diabetes

What Are The Pain Symptoms Of Flat Feet?

Pain in the feet is the most common symptom because of strained muscles and connecting ligaments.

Other pain symptoms include:

  • Shin splints (lower leg pain)
  • Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Ankle pain
  • Knee pain

Biomechanical Assessment

Since there are numerous factors that cause flat feet, we recommend a Biomechanical Assessment to determine the root cause of this condition. This ensures that you are provided with a long-term solution to prevent complications to your knee and hip joints which is often associated with flat feet.

Your Treatment

Treatment may involve strengthening exercises, stretching, orthotics and/or footwear modification.

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