Flat Feet Increases Susceptibility to Developing Other Foot Disorders

Flat FeetThe Framingham Foot Study measured foot posture in 3,000 people, discovering people with flat feet had an increased risk for overlying toes and emerging ailments like hammertoe and bunions. According to the journal PLoS One, researchers learned that common wisdom knowledge in regards to flat feet is true.

On the contrary, people who had high arched feet were less susceptible to these foot conditions since high arched feet tend to supinate as opposed to pronate. However, the study did not indicate any relationship between foot type and developing plantar fasciitis.

Having flat-feet can lead to complications down the road. If you think you have flat feet you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as like Dr. Bryant Tarr of Sudbury & Westford Podiatry. Dr. Tarr will diagnose any foot conditions you may have as well as provide you with a range of treatment options.

What are Flat Feet?

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees– if you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  

Symptoms:

  • Pain around the heel or arch area.
  • Trouble standing on the tip toe.
  • Swelling around the inside of the ankle.
  • Flat look to one or both feet.
  • Having your shoes feel uneven when worn.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices in Sudbury and Westford, MA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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