Flat feet

Flat Feet “pronated feet” are feet in which the heel bone rolls inward when you stand; this flattens the arch as the foot strikes the ground and can lead to any of the other conditions listed below:

  • Bunions
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Plantar fasciitis/heel spur
  • Recurrent ankle sprains
  • Shin splints
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Groin pain
  • Lower back pain

Bunions

A bunion “hallux valgus”is an enlargement of bone and/or tissue around the joint at the base of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint).The big toe (hallux) may turn toward the second toe, sometimes even completely covering it, and the tissues surrounding the joint may be swollen and tender. The most common problem with bunions is finding comfortable shoes. The podiatrist can give advice on this, and provide treatment to protect the protruding joint, thereby relieving pain.