It would be quite easy to characterize the flat foot as a simple pathological entity however, what is more difficult is a thoughtful analysis of what the literature tells us, and what the everyday Plantar Fasciitis clinician should consider in their evaluation and treatment protocols. The term flatfoot is not a medical term, but is often used to describe a foot with a flattened or lowered arch. Staheli LT, Chew DE, Corbett M. The longitudinal arch: A survery of eight hundred and eighty-two feet in normal children and adults. Postural sway in quiet standing was reported in Rome and Brown 48 in a RCT comparing FOs to shoes alone in two separate groups. Note: This documentation is not intended to suggest treatments for abnormal foot conditions. Pes planus is a condition where the foot's arch or instep collapses. This rigidity and stiffness in the foot often creates undue pressure to the joints in the foot and misalignment of the body. The best treatment for pes planus is to follow your doctor's specific recommendations and wear flat feet comfort shoes designed to alleviate the pain and pressure of a pes planus condition. Drew Shoe offers an extensive selection of footwear for our customers with pes planus. More children now a days are prone to this condition which are mostly related to any foot injuries, any types of foot diseases, symptoms of the foot or in other parts of the body. It can also occur in adults as part of the normal aging process, too much stress to the foot or the same as the previously mentioned factors. Each medical discussion paper is written by a recognized expert in the field, who has been recommended by the Tribunal's medical counsellors. Most children are born with flat feet, and in the first decade of life, most children develop a normal arch in the foot, when they start to walk. The term "flat foot" implies that the longitudinal arch of the foot has collapsed, so that on standing, the medial border of the foot almost touches the ground - it is usually bilateral but if unilateral, it usually indicates abnormal bone and joint pathology in the abnormal foot (either congenital or acquired). It is universal in the first two years of life and the foot is flexible. It is usually asymptomatic, but if symptomatic and the foot is rigid it may be secondary to tarsal coalition, accessory navicular bone, vertical talus, tight heel cord or cerebral palsy. Support your ankles and feet when running. Make sure that you maintain visual inspection of your child to correct early symptoms of pes planus. The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Pes planus. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms. Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Pes planus, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker , to add and remove symptoms and research your condition. A condition in which one or more of the arches of the foot have flattened out. According to , flat feet may be the result of a shortened Achilles tendon. Lean forward against a wall, then bring your right foot forward and bend the knee, as if doing a lunge. Try to lower the back foot completely to the ground, and hold for 10 seconds, then repeat on the other side.