Monday, 13 June 2016

Flat Feet

Flat feet  is a very common condition in which the foot does not have a normal arch, therefore  the entire foot touches the floor when you are standing.  Flat feet are normal in infants and toddlers because their arches have not yet developed. In most people, the arches develop throughout childhood, but some people never develop arches. Causes of flat feet include the following:
  • It can  occur as normal arches “fall” over time. Years of walking, running and standing can weaken the posterior tibial tendon. Once the tendon is damaged, the arch loses support and can flatten, resulting in “fallen arches.”

  • Obesity and pregnancy put excessive stress on the arches and tendons and cause the arch to flatten.

  • Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritics and diabetes can also lead to fallen arches and flat feet.

  •  As a result of the aging process, flattening of the arch often occurs.
Most people have no symptoms associated with flat feet. However, some people experience foot pain, particularly in the arch or heel area. The pain often worsens with activity and swelling along the inside of the ankle can occur. Foot problems if allowed to continue, can cause additional problems in the knees, hips and back.
Fortunately, massage is an excellent treatment for flat feet. Massage increases circulation and loosens up the connective tissues. 

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