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Flat Foot

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by Polsdorfer R

(Pes Planus; Pes Planovalgus; Fallen Arches)

 

Risk Factors

Factors that increase your chance of flat feet include:
 

Symptoms

Flat feet may not cause any symptoms at all. Rigid flat feet may cause:
  • Pain
  • Calluses, blisters, or skin redness on the inner side of the foot
  • A stiff foot
  • Weakness or numbness of the foot
  • Rapid wearing out of shoes—worn shoes lean in toward each other
  • Difficulty or pain with activities like running—in the foot, knee or hip
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
http://www.aaos.org

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
http://www.foothealthfacts.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Podiatric Medical Association
http://www.podiatrycanada.org

Nurses Entrepreneurial Foot Care Association of Canada
http://www.nefca.ca

 

References


Adult acquired flatfoot. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00173. Updated December 2011. Accessed May 2, 2013.


Flat foot. UCSF Children’s Hospital website. Available at: http://www.ucsfhealth.org/childrens/medical%5Fservices/ortho/foot/conditions/flatfoot/signs.html. Accessed May 2, 2013.


Pes planus. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated November 12, 2010. Accessed February 20, 2014.


11/19/2010 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us: Rome K, Ashford R, Evans A. Non-surgical interventions for paediatric pes planus. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010;(7):CD006311.

 

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