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Flatfeet

If the arches on the inside of the feet have become flat and because of this the entire sole of the foot is able to touch the floor while standing up, then the person is suffering from a disorder know..

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If the arches on the inside of the feet have become flat and because of this the entire sole of the foot is able to touch the floor while standing up, then the person is suffering from a disorder known as Flatfeet. This disorder can lead to defects in the ankles and knees because flatfeet alters the complete alignment of the body. The condition is usually painless, and patients suffering from this defect do not require any treatment for the disorder. But, if the disorder affect the functioning of the knees and ankles, the patient may need medical intervention.

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Flatfeet
Symptoms
symptoms

Generally, this disorder does not show any symptoms, but some people may experience the following symptoms:

  • Foot pain.
  • Swelling.
  • Discomfort while walking.

Causes
causes

The causes of the disorder are:

  • Incomplete development of feet in case of infants and toddlers.
  • Falling of arches.
  • Inflammation along the ankles.
  • Weakness in tendons due to wear and tear.

 

 

Risks
risks

Some factors that can increase the risk of flatfeet are:

  • Obesity - Overweight increases the burden on the feet.
  • A traumatic injury in the foot or ankle.
  • A person suffering from rheumatoid arthritis is at greater risk of flatfeet.
  • With growing age, chances of flatfeet increases.

 

Prevention
prevention

To prevent the occurrence of flat feet, these are certain things one should take care of.

  • In children, wearing flexible and open toe shoes can really help.
  • Careful attention to shoe selection. 
  • Making healthy changes in lifestyle. 
  • Avoiding obesity, as it increases the stress on the feet.
  • Use arch supports, if there is even a small symptom of flatfeet.

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