Video: ❶ How To Cure Flat Feet
In women, flat feet are often caused by narrow toe shoes and high heels. Such shoes cause a shift in the center of gravity of the body, an increase in the load on the forefoot and tucking it inward. In men, flat feet develop after fractures of the foot, as well as injuries to the ankles. In addition, both those and others often have professional flat feet, which is associated with long standing on their feet or lifting weights. Location: Location: If you feel that “something is wrong” with your feet (even if they are only getting very tired), hurry up to see a doctor - an orthopedist or podiatrist. He will diagnose flat feet, prescribing examinations such as podometry (measuring the height of the arch of the foot), plantography (examining the footprint on paper) and a lateral X-ray of the leg. Also, the doctor will assess the structure and function of the foot,as well as your gait and posture - both in motion and seated.
In most cases, doctors prescribe foot massage, foot baths, and therapeutic exercises.
"Developing" the foot at home will only take a few minutes. You need to walk for a minute on your heels, a minute on your toes, a minute on the inner part of your feet, and another minute on the outer part of your feet. Then you need to do the inner arch of the foot - roll a massage ball or a ribbed bottle. At the end of the exercise for the feet, collect small objects with your toes.
Also, doctors recommend wearing orthopedic shoes and using special insoles to combat flat feet.
Orthopedic shoes help to give the foot the correct position, evenly distribute the load on the legs and prevent the further development of flat feet. Modern models of orthopedic shoes are comfortable and stylish.
Individual orthopedic insoles eliminate foot deformation and take on shock-absorbing functions. They reduce leg and back pain and make walking easier. Now the serial insoles are replaced by “smart” orthopedic insoles, originally developed for athletes (the material from which these insoles are made, when heated, “remembers” the outlines of the foot).
Sometimes flat feet require surgical intervention. There are several types of foot surgeries based on shortening the ligaments, correcting the arches of the foot and eliminating the consequences of flat feet such as toe deviation.