Flat Feet – Armadale

flat_feetFlat feet (Pes planus) is a formal reference to a medical condition that is common and often painless, in which the arch of the foot collapses or does not fully develop. In other cases, flat feet may develop after an injury or from simple wear-and-tear stresses of age. It is categorized by the whole sole of the foot coming into contact with the ground on standing.

Flat feet can sometimes contribute to problems in your ankles and knees because the condition can alter optimal alignment of your legs. Flat feet issues are often addressed by the prescription of more appropriate foot ware or with an orthotic device when necessary. If you are experiencing pain or other symptoms such as tightness in the legs or aching in the feet, then it would be wise to consult one of our experienced Podiatrists for a thorough assessment.