Flat FeetIn the journal PLoS One, researchers found that conventional wisdom regarding flat feet may not be as farfetched as previously thought. The Framingham Foot Study measured foot posture in 3,000 adults, and found that those with flat feet were more susceptible to have overlapping toes. The study also showed they were more capable of developing conditions such as hammertoe and bunions.

Highly arched feet have been shown to be less likely to have arthritis or incur painful foot conditions. This is due to high arched feet supinating as opposed to pronating. The study further indicated no 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. James Ricketti of New Jersey. Dr. Ricketti 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 feel that you have flat feet, or you know that you have them and think they are causing problems for you, don’t hesitate to contact a medical specialist.

For more information on the treatment of flat feet, visit our link below.

If you have any questions, contact our office in Hamilton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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