Flat Feet Prove to be a Good Sign of Other Foot Troubles

Flat FeetResearchers  from the journal PLos One disclosed that predictable perception on the topic of flat feet is certainly correct.  In the Framingham Foot Study, experts took note of foot posture in 3,000 adults. The study revealed that those with flat feet were more probable to having overlapping toes and opposing conditions such as hammertoe and bunions.

Flat feet have more pronation as opposed to high arched feet. Since high arched feet supinate as opposed to pronate, they are less likely to have arthritis and develop painful foot conditions. Fortunately, the study indicated no relationship between foot type and developing plantar fasciitis.

Having flat-feet can lead to complications down the road. If you think you have flat feet you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as like  Dr. Bruce G. Greenfield DPM of Greenfield Podiatry. Dr. Greenfield will diagnose any foot conditions you may have as well as provide you with a range of treatment options.

What are Flat Feet?

Flat feet are a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. Standing about 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arch never formed during growth.

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.
Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.
Knees – if you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  


  • Pain around the heel or arch area.
  • Trouble standing on the tip toe.
  • Swelling around the inside of the ankle.
  • Flat look to one or both feet.
  • Having your shoes feel uneven when worn.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Havertown, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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