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Common Reasons Why Flat Feet May Exist

Flat feet is considered to be a deformity that affects the arch of the foot. It is a noticeable ailment in which the foot lies flat on the floor, and it may cause pain and discomfort. Some patients notice their feet are swollen, and it may be difficult to stand on tiptoes. Common reasons people may develop flat feet can include an abnormal foot structure, nerve damage, or medical conditions consisting of rheumatoid arthritis. Wearing orthotics may be helpful in relieving a portion of the discomfort that may be associated with flat feet, and it may be beneficial to limit strenuous physical exercise. If you feel you have flat feet, it is suggested that your feet are examined by a podiatrist who can recommend the best form of treatment for you.

Flatfoot is a condition many people suffer from. If you have flat feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Barry University Foot and Ankle Institute. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Are Flat Feet?

Flatfoot is 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. About 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arches 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 are experiencing pain and stress on the foot you may weaken the posterior tibial tendon, which runs around the inside of the ankle. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Miami, North Miami Beach, Miami Beach, and Tamarac, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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