Flat Feet – Should I get them seen to?
Patrick Mulligan | 6th November 2020
Here at Compass Physio we have lots of enquiries about flat feet. With questions like
What is Pes Planus?
Flatfoot (pesplanus)is a condition in which the arch in the foot, which runs along the sole of the foot, has not developed normally and is lowered towards the ground. The arch of the foot provides elastic recoil to the foot during high loading activities. One foot or both feet may be affected at a given time
What causes flatfoot?
Hereditary family history of flat feet is the most common cause Other causes include
What are the symptoms?
People who have flat feet rarely have symptoms or problems. Some people may experience episodes of pain which may be because of:
How is it treated?
Here at Compass Physio you will be fully assessed by a chartered physiotherapist who will manage your diagnosis. We will work with you to reduce any pain or discomfort you are having around your feet or ankles.
Treatment in adults generally consists of managing excess loading, this will typically include working to a tailored exercise program, education around footwear and self-management.
Your physiotherapist may recommend padding for the heel (heel wedge) or orthotics if necessary. They can help to balance the foot in a neutral position and cushion the foot from excessive loading.
How Can Physiotherapy Help?
If you are finding it hard to complete regular exercises due to pain, fatigue or simply time schedules speak to us at Compass Physio.
Exercise is for everybody. At Compass physio we will complete a full physical assessment and will help identify any possible underlying causes that may limit your exercise regime.
Our chartered physiotherapists will help you to build strength and strategies which will help tackle any problem.
At Compass physio we will help you succeed and reach your goals.
You can also email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Paddy Mulligan – MISCP Chartered Physiotherapist Compass Physio