Pes planus (Fallen Arches) – Flat feet
PES PLANUS (FALLEN ARCHES) – FLAT FEET
One of the most common problems i have seen in the last few years of practice is that of flat feet. You could be forgiven for thinking that this is an irreversible condition but in fact with certain exercises it is possible to get your arch back.
Flat feet are technically known as ‘Pes Planus’ and more commonly referred to as ‘Fallen Arches’. They are generally found in people complaining of calf problems, however the fallen arch can also cause other physical problems if not treated. It is vitally important to treat this condition as it can lead to a whole host of foot, leg, pelvic and back conditions. Insoles can be used to correct the foot and exercises are effective but take longer to give results. People suffering with flat feet should avoid flip flops as they do not support your feet and can exacerbate the condition.
Flat feet can cause various problems such as:
- Corns and Calluses
- Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
- Patello-Femoral pain (knee pain)
- Achilles Tendonitis (ankle pain)
- Morton’s Neuroma (swollen trapped nerve)
- Hallux Abductor Valgus (bunions)
- Metatarsalgia (ball of the foot pain)
- Shin pain
- Lumbo-Sacral Pain (lower back pain)
- Aching legs
The following exercises are designed to help cure this condition. As with all recommendations and advice I draw your attention to the disclaimer below and ask that you read this prior to the commencement of any of the exercises listed.
Disclaimer: I do not recommend that you undertake any of these exercises without proper consultation with a qualified professional. These are for information purposes only. You do them at your own risk.
Exercises coming shortly!!!