Flat feet are a major cause of concern for many people, whether it is themselves that has the problem or their children. Pes Planus, or Flat Feet, as it is more commonly known can be due to hypermobility of the feet or simply the shape and structure of the feet. Either way it presents some unique problems which need to be addressed at a young age to stop any associated issues from forming.
One common issue caused by flat feet is bunions; another is chronic lower back pain. Due to out of phase pronation and lack of supination during gait other joints and muscles tend to compensate and hence lead to long term problems.
Prescribing and designing the best type of orthotic device takes experience and understanding, at Prostep Podiatry we have both.