People with flatfeet have flattened arches at the side of their feet. This makes the feet soles of the feet to completely touch the floor when they stand.
It is usually not painful and usually develops in childhood. They can also be caused by injuries of the ligaments in the feet that are responsible for the normal structure of the arches pf the feet.
This can occur in any age group although it mostly affects children. Even if they may not cause any pain in the feet, they can cause pain and discomfort in the ankles and knees which can make standing and walk difficult or painful.
Treatment is usually not required unless if the person who is affected has pain.
Most people with flatfeet rarely develop symptoms. However, if symptoms appear, they include pain and swelling in the arches of the feet and ankles and knees in severe cases.
The pain experienced usually intensifies with increased activity.
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