Flat foot (or fallen arch) is a common condition whereby the arch of the foot is lower to the ground than considered normal. It is the opposite of a high arch. A flat foot will pronate or roll in at the ankle and midfoot.
- An abnormality that is present from birth
- Stretched or torn tendons
- Tendon damage or inflammation.
- Some health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis
- Nerve problems
Approximately 30 percent of the population have flat feet and many of these people won’t experience any issues. However, others may experience the following symptoms:
- Feet become tired easily
- Painful or achy feet, especially in the areas of the arches and heels
- Foot movement, such as standing on your toes, is difficult
- Back, knee or leg pain
At Ned Buckley Podiatry, we offer the following treatments for flat feet:
- Diagnosis by conducting a gait analysis and biomechanical assessment.
- Determining the cause of your flat feet.
- Footwear advice
- Prescription of custom orthotics where appropriate.
- Management plan