Flat feet can be present at birth, an early age, or can be hereditary. All too often, flat feet develop as a result of foot abuse, including wearing shoes that do not provide proper arch supports, standing or walking for long periods of time in high heels, or aging or heavy strain place on the feet. When the arch is fully collapsed or rolls inward, you have flat feet, meaning you are missing crucial arch support. People with flat fleet must therefore shift pressure from walking to other parts of the foot, which can cause intense pain. If left untreated, flat feet not only cause pain, but can lead to other more serious foot and lower body joint problems.
RECOMMENDATION FOR TREATMENT: Flat feet can be treated with supportive shoes and orthotics, for the shoes that support the arch. Footwear with a firm heel counter is recommended for extra support and stability.
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