I used to have fairly flat feet yntil I started to wear Homy ped style shoes from my pharmacy.It fixed the problem very quickly! I walked EVERY where,so I am glad I took my dr's advice about these shoes as it was becoming very painful to walk. I now wear Orthaheels all the time which are the very best I have worn!!
No, fortunately I dont. But I do have a friend with feet just like your photo. Her feet have caused more and more pain and discomfort as she ages. She now has her shoes built up on the inside of the soles of shoes, as well as orthotics. This is quite expensive.
yes I do and so does my daughter. Fallen arches , pronation are other terms used to describe the condition.
The podiatrist advises that it cannot be corrected . So I am a bit surprised by Jules response that wearing Homy ped foot wear cured the condition!
I never realised I had FF until I took my daughter to the rebel sports shoe shop that takes a camera image of your feet as you walk. Only then I realised that even I had flat feet!! But FF cannot be corrected.. only support can be provided for the fallen arches by wearing appropriate footwear the discomfort can be minimised.
I have collapsed arches, so instead of my feet looking likes the ones in the photo, mine actually sag when the arch normally is. A result of service in the Army carrying heavy loads around all the time....
Mine are similar to the picture caused by fallen arches and can be painful at times. Not only that, it can throw your gait out, hence knee replacement coming up in the near future. As for orthotics - mine are custom made and expensive. Shoes 2 years ago were over $400.00 and orthotics for replacements on top of that.