Everyone is born with flat feet. Normally the tendons under your foot will tighten over time to form an arch, but for some people this never happens. Aging, certain medical conditions, and injuries can also make a normal arch fall, but are flat feet painful? Fortunately, in most cases, they do not usually cause severe pain, but they could pose a few uncomfortable problems.
A lack of arch support can result in fatigue after playing sports or standing for a long time. Your feet and legs may feel achy, too. You can treat these symptoms by investing in some orthotic shoe inserts. These provide the added support, cushioning, and shock absorption you need. There are also certain types of shoes that can aide in easing your discomfort as well.
Learn more about flat feet and other foot conditions at California Foot & Ankle Institute located in Irvine, CA. Call (760) 951-2000 or dial (949) 833-3406 to make an appointment today. We can help you keep your feet healthy and pain-free.