Flat Feet Treatment
Flat feet can be diagnosed with difficulty. The foot either completely lacks an arch, or an arch is barely present. Most people with this condition report that they experience little to no discomfort. Generally, those born with flat feet don't experience discomfort any more than a person with well-formed arches. However, rigid flatfoot is a sign of a severe bone deformity and requires medical attention. While many suffer from birth, it is possible to develop this condition a few other ways.
General causes of flat feet include:
- Physical Stress
Diagnosing Flat Feet
Diagnosing the condition is straightforward. The podiatrist will visually inspect the patient's feet while standing. Lack of an arch is a key indicator. Determining severity may be done with a simple wet foot print test, or an X-ray where the condition appears serious.
How to Fix Flat Feet
Mild cases are often treated with orthotics and foot exercises. Though rigid flat foot may require surgery. It is also possible to undergo reconstructive surgery to create an arch in asymptomatic flat foot cases. But orthotics and exercise are most commonly prescribed due to their noninvasive nature.
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