Flat Feet - Excessive Pronation
Flat feet (Excessive Pronation) is an informal reference to a medical condition in which the arch of the foot collapses, with the entire sole of the foot coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground.
Flat feet can cause many problems from forefoot, arch and ankle pains, to more leg issues, like knee, hip and lower back pains. Only through assessment, a Podiatrist is able to determine the excessiveness of the flat feet and what problems they may cause.Kids can also suffer due to problems caused by flat feet.
People with Excessive Proration (Flat feet) should wear arch supports (known as foot orthotics) to prevent damage to the feet, ankles, legs and knees and to also prevent future complications.