SUFFERING FROM FLAT FEET?
Help is available from your Absolute Footcare Podiatrist
WHAT ARE FLAT FEET?
Flat Feet or Pronated Feet describes a lowering or collapsing of the arch in your feet when you stand. This is the most common type of foot our Podiatrists see and it increases your body’s amount of pronation (rolling in of the feet).
This can cause your ankles, knees, hips and lower back to twist/rotate out of alignment. This twisting/rotation of your joints is like the tyres on your car being out of alignment, they are ok for a while but over time can lead to excessive wear and tear.
WHY DO YOU HAVE FLAT FEET?
How you stand is part of who you are. Feet are genetic and you often have similar feet as your parents or grandparents. Your arch develops and reaches its mature height between 6-8 years of age and if flat feet run in the family it is advised they are assessed before this time.
The more active you are at work or playing sport the more strain and pressure you put on your feet, knees, hips and back
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
Flat feet can cause pain or increase the risk of problems in the future. Problems can increase with age and usage and commonly affect your feet, knees, hips and back.
Common problems include:
- Heel & Arch pain
- Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs
- Ball of foot pain
- Capsulitis / Neuritis / Bursitis
- Shin splints
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Knee Pain
- Hip Pain
- Lower Back Pain
Early detection and prevention is vital
PLAN – HOW WILL WE HELP YOU?
The question we often get asked is “When is the best time to treat flat feet?” and the simple answer is NOW. You would always get a wheel alignment before your tyres are worn out, so why would you wait any longer when it’s your body that may be out of alignment?
Early detection and prevention is much easier and better than ever before. Take advantage of our new orthotic technology and specialist Podiatrists now.
Orthotics will help reduce the strain and pressure on your feet, legs, knees, hips and back.
Orthotics are designed to support feet and correct how you stand, walk and run.
Orthotics help by treating the cause it can prevent many problems in the future.