Flat Feet

What are Flat Feet?

Flat Feet, or Pes Planus, is a deformity in posture found in roughly 20 percent of the general population, by most recent estimates. It can affect one or both of the feet and present at birth.  According to recent podiatric discourse and analysis, there is little evidence to suggest that flat feet have any negative impact on performance or any increased risk of injury.

There are many categorizations of flat feet which may be either rigid or flexible.  Damage to the posterior tibial muscle is the leading cause of adult acquired flat foot.  This is generally an unstable position which over time can be the root cause of a multitude of different problems such as tired feet pre-maturely, hammer toes, heel spurs, and many other condition.

Treating Flat Feet

Many options are available for treatment, depending on the severity of the condition.  Most cases respond well to orthotic use.

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