Treating Flat Feet Problems
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hyper-pronation, chronic pronation injuries, low arched feet, flat feet, morton’s foot type, Pes Valgo
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Flat Foot and Low Arches
Flat Feet, Flat foot, Low arches If ever there was a foot type that cried out for help, the flat foot is the one. This very common condition is recognized in the medical literature and referred to by several different names, including it’s orthopedic name, Pes Valgo Planus.
Ironically over the last 30 years some medical specialists have been informing patients that you can not treat flat feet with prescription orthotics. The reason they tell patients this is because often the true flat foot will resist the correction of a hard plastic device and the patient will discontinue the treatment claiming that they just can not tolerate the device, even wasted their time and money.
If a patient with flat feet does persist until they fully acclimate to “the push” of a non-compressible “custom orthotic device”, they will usually continue to wear that device, or something similar to it, for the rest of their ambulatory life, claiming that they can not walk with out it. Other patients who use “arch supports” purchased “over the counter”, made of far more compressive materials, either identify a small amount of help or no help, and either abandon the treatment or continually look for better supports made form materials that will hold up for longer periods.
With out question the flat foot is a genetic presentation related to foot structure and neuro-muscular development. Newborns often present with a very pronated or flat foot configuration and part of these children who were born with a hyper-pronated, flat arched configuration, respond to the physics of the environment and begin to develop a “good arch” within a year from birth. Some of those who develop a “good” arch will maintain a good arch through adolescence and on into maturity. The patients often pay a price for this good arch with chronic muscle spasms in their lower legs. the muscles of the lower leg control foot function Although the improper human biomechanics of this foot will often result in a variety of foot conditions including, bunions, hammer toes, tailors bunions, arthritis, tendonitis, neuromas, plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, and heel spurs, this foot type in the early years can function very efficiently and is often found in patients who are actually very gifted during the highly athletic part of their life.
Eventually the poor structure and diminished mechanical function associated with this foot type results in many foot, knee, hip, back and posture problems. Pain observed during all ambulatory, activities can manifest as a variety of chronic foot conditions and deformities.. These chronic arthritic, inflammatory, joint deforming changes that accompany the series of biomechanical movements caused by pronation of the rear part of the foot resulting in a totally flat appearance to the inside arch of the human foot, can virtually cripple the patient and result in significant pain during walking and standing activities.
The Best Possible Treatment
Best Treatment for the Flat Foot, Low Arched, or Hyperpronated Foot Type:
Pronation is a term that refers to the breakdown of the human arch as we stand, this motion results in a typical flat foot. Occasionally a person has a very low or flat arch type anatomically but does not undergo the motion of pronation. both conditions when symptomatic, p can in fact be treated by supporting the long arch of the foot. Additionally there are a variety of very involved surgical procedures that can have some limited benefit in restoring the arch and decreasing the pain that accompanies arch breakdown. These surgical procedures are complicated and should only be attempted by competent experienced surgeons, and unfortunately have only limited benefits. Generally the benefits from surgery are not even as beneficial as treatment with arch supports or orthotics.
Several factors are necessary in order to treat flat feet effectively with arch support or orthotics.
When treatment of the flat foot follows a sequence of specific criteria that involves progressive , continuous, full time support of the long arch, the benefits are significant.
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