Fallen arch is one way of describing a flat foot. It can sometimes be the cause of ongoing problems such as lower back pain, knee pain, ankle pain and shin pain.
The reason for a flat foot (or flat feet) is often due to the alignment of the bones within the foot, but can be increased by such things as ligament laxity, heavy or excessive body weight and a number of other specific conditions.
When arches are fallen, the bones and joints in the foot don’t align well and this can result in pain and poor stability of the foot, ankle, knees and hip. To work at their best, bones need to be in good alignment. The experienced team at Waikato Podiatry Clinic can help you with this.