Your feet serve as the base for the rest of your body. Foot alignment and strength can have an impact on how you hold your body and potentially cause injury. Flat feet, often known as fallen arches, are one of the most common causes of foot pain and misalignment. There are 26 bones in your feet, as well as over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The arches, which give support for your entire foot, are located in the middle of your foot. This information about what causes flat feet and how to treat them is provided by the experts at Saqsham Ortho. 

Causes Of Flat Feet:

Foot and ankle pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including flat feet. If your feet do not develop properly, it can start as early as childhood. Flat feet are more common in some persons due to genetics.

  • Flat feet are more common in those over the age of 40.
  • High blood pressure can cause blood flow to your feet to be restricted.
  • Previous foot injuries, such as stress fractures
  • Diabetes 
  • Arthritis
  • Damage to any of your feet’s bones or tendons

Treatment Of Flat Feet:

Flat feet are a condition that does not go away completely. It’s not possible to reverse flat feet, whether you were born with them or your arches collapsed with age. You can, however, find strategies to manage and even prevent some of the discomforts. 

  • Strengthening your feet and ankles with physical therapy. 
  • Getting the right amount of exercise and eating the right foods.
  • Wearing a splint or brace.
  • Incorporate orthotics into your footwear. For persons with flat feet, choosing the proper shoes is critical. Orthotic insoles can help you correct your foot position and, as a result, your posture.

If you have flat feet that cause pain, Dr. Anuj Chawla is one of the best orthopedic surgeons of foot and ankle disorders with over 16+ years of experience with a wealth of work experience. To book an appointment call us or book an appointment online.