Flat feet / over pronation

Gold Coast Flat Feet & Over Pronation Treatment

Flat feet / over pronation – pes planus Treatment

Flat feet and over pronation is something that is usually genetic. That said there are many other causes of flat feet. Flat feet / over pronation can lead to arthritis, back pain, knee pain, hip bursitis and more.

Children and adults with flat feet will find everyday tasks such as walking and running a little more difficult than the average person. Custom orthotics are the best way to treat Flat feet / over pronation. The custom orthotics will help re-aleign the foot to put it into a better position.

If you think you have flat feet book an appointment with ace podiatry today on the gold coast today to see how we can help you.

arches don’t usually show up until children are about 2 ½ – 5 years old

What Is Flat feet / over pronation – pes planus

Flat foot describes a lower foot arch. Flat feet can cause an  excessive amount of pronation (rolling in of feet). This excessive inwards rolling(pronation) rotates the leg, knees, hips and lower back which attributes to increased pressure/wear on these areas and overuse of muscles. Custom orthotics are the main treatment.

Arch pain / Kholers

Risk Factors 

  • Genetics
  • Muscle weakness or tears
  • Hyper mobility (loose joints)
  • Leg length difference (flat one longer leg)
  • Neurological disorders
  • Calf Flexibility
  • Scoliosis

Signs & Symptoms

  • No/minimal arch
  • Bunions
  • Leg, Heel, Knee, hip, lower back pain
  • Shin splints
  • Out toeing walking
  • Excessive shoe wear on the inside of the sole
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Preventing Flat feet / over pronation – pes planus

  • No/minimal arch
  • Bunions
  • Leg, Heel, Knee, hip, lower back pain
  • Shin splints
  • Out toeing walking
  • Excessive shoe wear on the inside of the sole