What is Flat Foot?
Flat foot, also known as pes planus or fallen arches, is a condition where the arches on the inside of the feet are flattened, allowing the entire sole of the foot to touch the floor when standing. This condition can be present from birth or can develop over time due to various factors.
Some people with flat feet experience foot pain, particularly in the heel or arch area. Pain might worsen with activity. Flat feet can also lead to pain in other parts of the body, such as the hips, knees, and lower back, due to alignment issues.