Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist) Questions Flat feet

Why do I have flat feet?

I have flat feet and they can be extremely painful to live with them because of the pain it causes from even the slightest exertion. Why do some people have flat feet, and what should I do for this?

17 Answers

Flat feet are believed to be initiated due to a delayed myelination of the nervous system of the lower extremities during fetal development, and also due to decreased proprioceptive feedback from our feet in early childhood, resulting in elongated ligaments and a lower arch structure. As such, there is progressive change and adaption through the developmental process from child to adulthood resulting in the foot becoming inefficient and tire easily. The first course of action is to properly evaluate the biomechanics of your lower extremities.
Flat feet occur mostly due to bio mechanical imbalance of muscles of feet and legs. There is also a genetic component, where someone in the family has a similar foot type. The best treatment is to be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the best treatment options for your specific problem
Flat feet are generally a genetic condition. There are many forms of flat feet. If flexible, orthotics may be best, if rigid, may need surgery. Best place to start is with an X-Ray to see where the deformity is from
Flat feet are hereditary and may cause severe pain and discomfort. There are many solutions to this condition. Surgical correction is possible, multiple supportive foot wear modification are also available.
Flat feet are generally hereditary. Some people with flat feet have discomfort while others do not. You should see a sports podiatrist and be properly evaluated to determine whether or not that is a cause for your foot discomfort. If so, there are many non-surgical treatments to relieve your discomfort including fabrication of foot orthotics. Flat feet are generally hereditary. Some people with flat feet have discomfort while others do not. You should see a sports podiatrist and be properly evaluated to determine whether or not that is a cause for your foot discomfort. If so, there are many non-surgical treatments to relieve your discomfort including fabrication of foot orthotics. Also you will probably be much more comfortable if you wear good supportive shoes.
You foot type is mostly determined by your heredity factors. Orthotics are the way to go. See your local Podiatrist
With regards to the question about her flat feet: Her flat feet are usually extremely painful and it can be treated with a very simple use of a custom made foot orthotic. Flat feet are actually a condition called pronation and this pathology is a hereditary foot structure. There are no causes. Hopefully, you will coordinate with a podiatrist and have the appropriate
very conservative treatment.

Dr. Mark R. Gorman
Having flat feet is something you are usually born with. Some people develop flat feet as they get older due to many different reasons. If you're having pain from the feet, usually see a podiatrist for further evaluation.
Flat feet are inherited or a result of torn posterior tibial tendons. Torn tendons are rare, so you were probably born with them, depending.
There are many reasons why your feet are painful. However, the most common reason for flat feet is genetics. A full work-up with X-rays will help to determine what needs to be done.

Lori Barnett
genetics
This is a biomechanical issue that likely has both bony and muscular causes. Your pain can be relieved. Many individuals with painful flat feet are amazed by the difference a podiatrist has made in their lives. I'm confident we can help you too.
Flat feet are very common. Arch supports such as Power Steps May help. If not call a podiatrist for custom orthotic devices
Almost everyone's arch flattens out to a certain degree when they stand up due to ground reactive forces on the feet. There are different types of flatfoot - flexible and rigid - and different things can cause the foot to be flat, whether it is a congenital abnormality, or weakening of ligaments and tendons over time, to the overall structure of your feet. You should see a Podiatrist and, if your deformity is a flexible one, you should invest in a good pair of orthotics for your shoes (arch supports) with the appropriate accommodations for your particular issues, and you should wear the devices all of the time and may also have to consider changing the type of shoes you wear.
Pes Planus (AKA flat feet) are the results of weakening of the plantar fascia; heredity. However, abnormal pronation at the subtalar and mid-tarsal joint pronation can result weakening of the plantar fascia--> painful plantar fasciitis (pain in inner arch and heel) on prolong ambulation, and weight bearing. Other associated foot issues can develop in individuals with flat feet-falling arches such as pain in the ball of the feet (AKA metatarsalgia or capsulitis), hammer toe deformities, bunion deformity at the big toe joint, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, peroneal tendonitis, neuroma pain; knee pain (pes anserine tendonitis), hip, and lower back pain. Whereas, high arch (Pes Cavus) is a poor shock absorption, foot type that can cause instability in the ankle and/or result in recurrent-chronic ankle sprains.
Flat feet is a very common condition. Some people are born with flat feet. Other people acquire flat feet with time due to laxity of their feet and shoe selection over years. There is a definitive hereditary correlation for flat feet. Biomechanical control of the feet is the best solution for this problem. This is usually done by customizing an orthotic to control the biomechanics and support the feet well. Podiatrists see flat feet very routinely, much more than any other specialist out there and should be able to help with this.
It’s mostly genetic. Sometimes though it can be caused by a torn or strained tendon. Inserts will help, but possible surgery is needed. The longer you wait to seek help, the more damage you could be doing to the joints and or tendons.