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The Dangers of Flat Feet

Flat feet can be the culprit of foot, ankle, leg, and back pain resulting from unbalanced weight distribution while standing. When the arch of the foot remains for too long in a standing position, or when there is little to no arch at all in the foot, resulting in the entire foot of the sole flat on the ground, the foot is unable to keep your body stable.

People with flat feet often experience poor posture, which leads to muscle strain and pain, particularly in the legs and back. Flat feet can also cause a variety of musculoskeletal issues, as you have an increased chance of joint problems stemming from poor posture and gait problems.

At Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, we provide comprehensive treatment plans and custom orthotics for individuals in the Collingwood, Ontario area who experience common issues from flat feet. We know that people with flat feet often have other complications, which result from the overuse of supplementary muscles in the feet. Plantar fasciitis is a common inflammation of the connective tissue from the bottom of the foot to the heel bone, and is often exacerbated in individuals with flat feet.

Custom orthotics are the most effective long-term strategy that address the causes of plantar fasciitis, as well as minimizes the discomfort caused by flat feet. Our custom orthotics are made to fit your feet and will provide arch support while evenly distributing your weight laterally to improve the alignment of your feet. Call us today to schedule your 3D laser foot imaging for your custom orthotics!