Solutions for Dealing With Flat Feet

Flat foot

 Severe end-stage flat foot. This level of deformity typically involves surgical correction.

Many people with flat feet think that they just have flat feet and that nothing can be done about it. This is wrong in most cases. Flat feet can be a major medical issue resulting in pain, difficulty fitting shoes and/or limiting the ability to be active.

There are different types of flat feet, as well as varying degrees of severity. Flat feet are medically separated into the two types: flexible or rigid.

A flexible flat foot is one that is flat only when weight is put on the foot.
A rigid flat foot is, as the name indicates, rigidly flat both with and without weight being placed on the foot. Rigid flat feet may be due to the tarsal coalition (a condition in which the bones have grown together), arthritis and congenital conditions. Flexible flat feet are much more common.

Here are five things that can help your flat feet.

1. Stretching

A tight calf muscle, medically termed Equinus, is considered to be the most common cause of flat feet by many feet and ankle surgeons. The tight muscle transmits a pronating force on the foot, resulting in arch collapse.

A dedicated stretching program can alleviate the flattening effect. An effective stretch for the Achilles is the runners stretch. The yoga position downward dog is another great stretch for the back of the leg.

2. Arch Strengthening Exercises

The foot has many muscles that are contained within it, meaning the muscles originate and terminate within the foot without extending into another part of the body. The muscles are called intrinsic muscles and are generally on the bottom of the foot.

Patients with flat feet tend to have improperly worked or poorly developed intrinsic muscles, so a program aimed at strengthening muscles in the foot can help support the arch. Simple exercises involve grabbing motions of the toes, such as picking up marbles or a handkerchief with the toes.
3. Shoe Inserts

Arch supports, or orthotics can extrinsically support or raise the arch. They work by aligning the boney structures into a better position, raising the arch and inverting the heel bone. Flat feet often feel better with inserts because the structural support is alleviating ligamentous and muscular strain and spasms. At Dtfootwear.com has one of the best over counter inserts in the business today and with these Heat Moldable Customized Insert (Oh ya, that comes FREE when you purchase a pair of shoes). The support is what is needed to help offload the discomfort from flat feet.

4. Go Barefoot

This is somewhat counterintuitive as people generally believe that a flat foot needs support. When walking or training barefoot, the muscles of the foot become more active and grow stronger. Stronger muscles in the foot, theoretically, may translate into improved stabilization of the foot.

Some more information about our www.dtfootwear.com

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Again, we carry sizes from 4A to 14E widths for Men and Women. Try to find all those sizes under one website!

That means Slender, Narrow to Extra Extra Extra Wide Widths for Ladies and Narrow to Extra Extra Extra Wide Widths for Men.

That carries lengths up to a 20 for Men and 15 in Women’s length

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