Flat feet are very common both in adults and in children. This problem must not be ignored, because if left untreated may cause numerous health problems.
The human foot is a very complex, consisting of 28 bones, 30 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. 20 muscles give the foot its shape, support and the ability to move.
Although foot is designed to be strong and resistant, ”Flat feet” disease that usually affects entire the body is very common. Flat feet is a deformation that may occur in childhood and during life and must not be ignored.
Factors that may cause flat feet are: Weight (Obesity), Rheumatoid arthritis, Injury of the Ankle Ligaments, Illness, Injury, Diabetes, Age (Normal aging process) etc.
Dangers That Are Hiding Behind Flat Feet
Severe headaches, followed by back pain is a unwanted combination which cause flat feet. In flat feet, muscles of the body are working under bigger load in order to stabilize the body during movement. This may cause a chain reaction of a number of symptoms ranging from pain in the feet, knees and hips through until lumbar back. Poor posture affects circulation and muscle exertion, which very often leads to headaches.
Sore knees are one of the frequent consequences of a flat feet. It happens because our body weight is unevenly distributed and therefore the pressure of the bone rapidly consumes the cartilage of the knee that in a long period of time can become a very big issue.
Deformations of Foot and Toes
When the foot is in an unnatural position for long period of time, his muscles weaken and therefore the shape of the feet and toes may change, foot becomes longer and wider and toes begin to curve.
Pain during standing/walking/running
This feet condition may put pelvis in an unnatural position. It relates to the total body weight which is incorrectly distributed and the result is severe pain in the feet and entire legs over prolonged standing or some physical activity.