The Flatfoot (Latin pes planus) Is in the final stage (contracted), a pathological distortion of the Foot bones, Where the arch is depressed and rests the entire foot surface, even without exposure to the substrate.
Causes for the emergence of a valgus or flatfoot, for example, a weakness of the sinews or excess weight. An early form of flatfoot is the Flat feetIn which the longitudinal arch lowered.
A flat foot is heralded by severe foot pain in the metatarsal bones. Since the foot when walking the steps to cushion can no longer hurt every step. In the growth phase of the - then mostly still loose - flatfoot is painless.
In children and young people trying to get along at first without an orthopedic device. It is recommended that Fußgymnastik and barefoot.
That Footwear the feet should be enough space and not press. The Orthopedist is the patients with flat feet orthopedic footwear to prescribe it then on to the recipe Orthopedic shoemaker can make their choice according to his wishes can. Also inserts Custom gain immediate relief.
In appropriate cases, the flat foot can be surgically corrected. This is basically a triangular wedge from the sawed , which is oriented perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the foot and shows with its base on the sole of the foot out. If you then after removal of the wedge, the remaining bone surfaces, and each is surgically stabilized by screws or plate, resulting directly a longitudinal arch.