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What are Flat Feet?
“Flat feet is a very common presentation among all age groups. It is where the arch of the foot has completely collapsed and there is no visible arch height. On an x-ray you will commonly see significant lowering of the midfoot bones (navicular, cuneiform) and the talus in the rearfoot will often be tilted downward.”
What causes Flat Feet?
The cause of flat feet is often of a genetic nature, however trauma and overuse issues over a sustained period of time can also cause flat feet.
Is Flat Feet Painful?
Having Flat Feet does not mean that you will have pain. However, there is a higher chance that foot pain and leg pain will develop as activity and age increase.
How long will it take to fix Flat Feet?
Structural correction of flat feet can take between 3-18 months. Not all flat feet cases can be corrected, however a lot can be.
How to fix Flat Feet naturally
Foot posture centre Melbourne podiatrists specialise in fixing flat feet and relieving the pain that can occur with it. Fixing flat feet would initially involve determining which of the joints of the foot are misaligned, the degree of movement available and then using foot mobilisation/manipulation to correct the misaligned joints. Corrective exercises are used in conjunction with foot mobilisation to strengthen and restore the arch. No surgery or medication required here.
To determine whether your flat feet can be corrected naturally without surgery or medication, call our nearest office to discuss your case. Then we can determine if a comprehensive initial assessment will be required.
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Pain
- Arch Pain
- Back Pain (Lower)
- Ball of Foot Pain
- Big Toe Joint Pain
- Children’s Feet
- Claw Toes
- Flat Feet
- Hammer Toe
- Heel Pain
- Heel Spurs
- High Arched Feet
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Midfoot Pain
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Stress Fractures of Foot & Legs
- Tired / Aching Legs
- Weak Ankles / Ankle Instability
WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional podiatric advice. Treatment will vary between individuals depending on the diagnosis and presenting complaint. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a Podiatrist.
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