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Flat Foot Diagnosis

People who are lacking an arch in their feet are known to have flat feet. All babies are born with flat feet, and the arch generally develops in the teenage years, but this may not happen in some adults, possibly due to genetic factors or if they have endured a foot injury. Additionally, there may be existing Achilles tendon conditions or muscle problems that may lead to having flat feet. This ailment is easily diagnosed by undergoing a physical examination in addition to having an X-ray performed. It is beneficial for patients with flat feet to wear supportive shoes and refrain from wearing shoes that lack arch support, such as flip-flops. Adults who have flat feet may need additional support, and this may include wearing custom-made orthotics. If you are experiencing aches and pains from having flat feet, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can help you with relief techniques.

Flatfoot is a condition many people suffer from. If you have flat feet, contact Kristopher Jerry, DPM from Podiatry Health Services . Our doctor 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 Port St Lucie, Stuart, and Hollywood, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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