Flat Feet and Curing Related Pain with Orthopedic Insoles
What are flat feet?
While most people's feet have a moderate raised arch, creating that drawn-in 'waist' in our footprints, some feet are completely flat to the floor. This occurs when the tendons in your feet aren't working together to create the tension required for supporting that arch. Flat feet, also known as fallen arches, can have numerous causes such as an abnormality that's present from birth, damaged or torn tendons, health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or even nerve damage. Many people live painlessly with flat feet, but the condition can cause multiple complications.
Common ailments associated with flat feet.
Flat feet can hold you back in your day to day life by leading to quick fatigue, aching and painful feet, swelling on the inside of your foot's sole, and alignment issues that have further repercussions throughout the body. Your feet are the foundations of your entire body, and the raised arches in feet play an important role in making sure your body is neutrally aligned to ensure the rest of your body is working at optimum efficiency. As a result, flat feet can cause issues such as leg pain, hip pain, knee pain and even back pain. These issues can be particularly common in runners with flat feet, or people with flat feet and other biomechanical abnormalities such as overpronation or supination.