Flat feet is a deformity that occurs when the arch of the foot collapses and comes into complete or near-complete contact with the ground.
It can cause few or no problems for people who have it. However, in others, flat feet can cause pain that makes movement or standing difficult.
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons notes that you should contact a specialist if your flat feet causes any of the following symptoms:
- Feet easily tired or hurt after long-standing
- Difficulty in standing on your toes, movement of the heel or in the middle of the foot
- Pain in the heel or arches or swelling along the inside of the foot
- Inability to exercise or do sports due to pain in the foot
Foot pain and rheumatoid arthritis.
Approximately half of the people with rheumatoid arthritis show a deformity in the foot that suffers from flat feet, which is getting worse and worse.
The use of custom-designed insoles of special construction plays an important role in children who suffer from foot pain, in overweight children, and finally in those who have a strong sports activity (football, basketball, etc.), so that the possibility of injury is minimized.
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