It is rare to find someone who walks with both feet in perfect alignment. Often we walk on the inside or outsides of our feet, or with our toes or heels rotated inward. These typical walking patterns can cause many problems not just with the feet but also for the whole body as the alignment of the feet sets the foundation for the entire body’s alignment. One of the most common effects of improper alignment is known as flat foot.
Also known as fallen arches, the condition of flat foot is characterized by a lack of appropriate arch in the inner foot. It can be a genetic condition or the result of improper body mechanics. Often the entire bottom of the foot will contact the ground. Because a healthy foot is structurally able to support the weight of the body, thanks to the bone structure that comprises the arch, a flat foot often is unable to properly support this weight and will cause extreme pressure in the ankles, knees and hips.
If you have flat feet you may also experience pain throughout the lower body and into the lower back. Orthotics can be prescribed to create a system of support for the body.
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