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Flat Foot

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 painful needs treatment. People with flat feet may have ankle, knee or lower back pain. 


  • Heredity
  • Arthritis
  • Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal disorders

What can you do?

  • Wear supportive shoes
  • Use over-the counter- shoe inserts

What might a podiatrist do?

  • Perform a physical examination of the foot and gait analysis
  • Take an x-ray of the foot
  • Prescribe custom-made orthotics

Perform service when indicated.