Flat feet is a fairly common and usually painless condition, but that does not mean that there are no issues associated with it. Some symptoms include fatigued feet, swelling, difficulty with moving, and, yes, even pain. The larger issue with low arches is how they affect other body parts, including the ankles, knees, and hips.
When you have flat feet, they often overpronate when you walk or run. This means that the foot rolls excessively inward as it completes the motion from the heel striking the ground through the final push of the toes. As your body tries to compensate, the alignment of your legs is thrown off and your joints may pull in a manner in which they were not intended.
If your low arches are causing you pain, Shenandoah Podiatry can help. Dr. Jennifer Keller is an experienced podiatrists who provides world-class treatment. Call our Roanoke office at (540) 904-1458 or schedule an appointment online and get the pain relief you need today!