Foot Problems

Flat Feet

A flat foot is a structural deformity resulting in the lowering of the arch of the foot. This is sometimes referred to as fallen arches. A person with a flat foot or a highly arched foot that is fairly painful is in need of treatment. People with flat feet may have ankle, knee or low back pain.

Source: British Columbia Association of Podiatrist - http://www.foothealth.ca/ Retrieved: 2009-06-01

Image Source: Wikipedia.org - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flatfoot.jpg Retrieved: 2009-06-01

Causes Of Flat Feet

  • Heredity
  • Arthritis
  • Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal disorders

What can you do?

  • Wear supportive shoes.

What can a Podiatrist do?

  • Perform a physical examination and gait analysis.
  • Request X-rays, bone scans, CT, MRI or other imaging studies.
  • Recommend shoe changes, over-the-counter arch supports or prescribe custom orthoses.
  • Perform surgery as indicated.