Essential Things You Should Know About Flat Feet

Essential Things You Should Know About Flat Feet

Pes Planus, fallen arches, there are several synonyms of Flat feet. Naturally, when a person stands, there is usually a gap underneath the inner part of the foot as the arch moves up the ground marginally. But those who have low arches or no arches in their feet are getting this disease. When a flat feet person is standing, walking, or running, they can feel the pain in the hips, knees, and ankles because of their imbalanced body alignment. There are many questions surrounding your mind, like how it happens, types, symptoms, any solution, and so on.

To see more detail (ดูรายละเอียด, which is the term in Thai), you should read the article forward below and get more insights.

How Does It Happen?

Naturally, babies have small foot arches. After the age of 5, when the child is much flexible to stand, walk and run, it is very noticeable. It is not like that if a child had flat feet in his childhood and continues for a lifetime. In many cases, at the age of 10-12, they will recover from it with flexible feet arches. If a person develops flat feet in adulthood, there is a severe medical cause and immediately consult the doctor.

Types: There Are Two Types Of Flat Feet

Flexible Flat Foot:

It shows among children. When a child stands, the arch of their foot will disappear, and when they sit or walk on tiptoes, the angle will show again.  

Rigid Flat Foot:

In this case, affected people can handle their weight on their feet while standing. Adults can affect by the diseases.


  • Pain in the feet and muscles, connecting ligaments are strained.
  • Atypical stresses on the knee and hip joints.
  • Stiffness on the ankle, foot arch, calf, lower back, lower legs.
  • Difficulties in standing, walking, running.

Risk Factors

  • Arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Nervous system or muscle diseases such as spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, or cerebral palsy
  • Tendonitis is a tear due to overuse, or other damage to the tendon
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes


If you have this Flat Feet disease, you should consult the doctor. To see more detail in this case doctor will examine your feet and order to do an X-ray, CT-Scan, MRI Scan, or electromyography in some cases. And the actual diagnosis can cure this disease.