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How to Fix Flat Feet (without an Arch)

How to Fix Flat Feet

Flat feet, known clinically as “pes planus,” is a common condition which is estimated to affect approximately one in four people in the United States alone. Flat feet are characterized by the lack of an arch. Consequently, the entire soles or bottom of the feet make contact with the ground. This causes a number of problems, some of which are quite painful. Fortunately, there are ways to fix flat feet.

How to Fix Flat Feet

Having flat feet doesn’t mean you’re forever stuck with the condition. In fact, rigid flat fee only affect between 2 percent to 3 percent of people. Rigid flat feet are generally correctable through surgery but since so many people suffer from flexible flat feet, it’s possible to correct without surgery in most cases by doing the following:

● Wear proper supportive shoes. Our feet aren’t truly made for shoes and shoes cause more problems than provide solutions. Unfortunately, there are too many shoes which have bad support, leading to the formation of flat feet.
● Diet and exercise. Flat feet in adults is typically caused by poor diet and lack of exercise. Weight gain with little to no physical activity places much pressure on the arch, causing it to flatten.
● See a podiatrist. Of course, if you’re unsure about what’s causing your flat feet, you should consult an experienced podiatrist to learn about treatments.