18 Dec All you need to know about Flat Feet
Normal feet have arches inside the middle of your foot (the left side of your right foot; the right side of your left foot). But some people have very high or very low arches. Some people even have flat feet which means that you’ve got very low arches or no arch at all.
Most babies are born with flat feet. Normal arches develop when a child is between 2 and 5 years old. Some fail to develop normal arches but flat feet can even develop later in life. Arches may flatten over time due to arthritis, obesity, and injury.
Flat feet may even be flexible. Flexible flat foot refers to a foot where an arch is visible till the person stands up. When flexible flat bear weight, the arches disappear. Flexible flat feet can be treated with conservative methods such as physical therapy, stretching exercises, custom orthotics devices and changes in footwear. Custom orthotics are removable shoe inserts tailor-made for your feet. These devices provide greater arch support and stability to the feet and ankles.
On the other hand, rigid flat feet may need foot surgery to correct any structural defects and relieve any symptoms that affect the function of your feet.
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