Areflat feet a problem?

Flat feet are usually nothing to worry about. Many people with flat feet don't have any associated problems, so treatment isn't necessary.

However, flat feet cansometimes be associated with:

  • pain inthe feet, ankles, lower legs, knees, hips or lower back
  • the feet rolling inwards too much (overpronation) this can cause shoes to wear out quickly and lead to injuries
  • an underlying problem with the bones, muscles or connective tissues in and around the feet (see below)

Treatment may be recommended if you have any of these problems.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018