Flat Foot

When the entire sole of the foot is in contact or near contact with the ground while standing then it is considered as flat foot.The Reason is that there is no arch to the foot. Flatfoot is a very common disorder. It is a complex deformity. It is also referred to as pes planus, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and fallen arches.

Flat Foot

CAUSES :

  • Charcot Arthropathy
  • Trauma
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Neuropathy
  • Age
  • Pregnancy, due to hormonal changes such as increases in elastin
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse
  • Fusion of foot bones
  • Wear & tear of tendon.
  • Fallen arches

SYMPTOMS OF A FLAT FOOT:

Some common symptoms of a flat foot are:

  • Lower leg pain
  • Pain on the inside of your ankle
  • Swelling along the inside of your ankle
  • Foot pain
  • A flat look to one or both of your feet
  • Uneven shoe wear and collapse of your shoe toward the inside of your flat foot

GOALS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY :

  • Improves pain through advanced modalities.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Strengthening of extensors of elbow.
  • Alignment correction through manual therapy
  • Taping technique
  • Laser therapy for instant pain relief