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Flat Feet FAQs
How Do I Know If I Have Flat Feet?
Flat feet, also known as fallen arches, is a condition where the feet have no arch present whatsoever. When a sufferer of flat feet stands on a hard surface, their entire foot makes ground contact.
What Causes Flat Feet?
Flat feet are typically a genetic factor that passes from parent to child. However, flat feet can also be caused by a number of other factors including: Injury to the foot or ankle, suffering from arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, inflicting damage to the tibial tendon and suffering from some types of nervous system or muscular diseases.
Why Does My Child Have Flat Feet?
Flat feet are quite common in children. It takes time for arches to form in the feet of children and some take longer than others. If the arch never forms in their feet your child is naturally flat footed. Flat feet in children can either cause discomfort or no issues whatsoever.
Can Flat Feet Be Problematic?
Flat feet are often associated with over-pronation, a condition where the ankles roll inward. As the ankles roll inward, the biomechanical chain connecting our ankles, knees, hips and lower back is no longer aligned. Causing stress, pain and discomfort to these joints.
Can Flat Feet Get Worse Over Time?
If untreated, symptoms of flat feet are likely to worsen over time. Most symptoms directly caused by flat feet occur because of added strain to the muscles, joints and ligaments from our feet to our lower back. If nothing is done to alleviate the stress, it will continuously apply to these areas.
What Can I Do To Help Flat Feet?
FootActive arch support insoles are commonly used to help alleviate symptoms of flat feet. Due to the built-in support, the feet are held in the correct position and the biomechanical chain starts to re-align. This reduces stress and strain on the feet, ankles, knees, hips and lower back.