Flat feet

Overview

Flat feet can occur during childhood if the arches of the feet don't develop, after an injury, or from the wear and tear of aging.

Symptoms

Most people have no symptoms associated with flat feet. But some people with flat feet experience foot pain, particularly in the heel or arch area.

Treatments

For painful flat feet, treatments include arch supports for the shoes, stretching, or a structurally supportive shoe.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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