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Flat Feet and Skateboarding

Skateboarding is better achieved with healthy feet. Since the activity requires the feet to balance on the board and perform tricks, the feet must be in good shape. Many individuals with flat feet wonder how this condition affects skateboarding. Flat feet develop when the entire bottom of the foot, or sole, rests flush against the floor. In other words, people with flat feet have no arch. Interestingly, individuals with flat feet can ensure that this condition does not affect their ability to ride a skateboard when they wear supportive footwear. Additionally, wearing supportive devices such as insoles can make skateboarding easier for individuals with flat feet. If you are someone that has flat feet and enjoys skateboarding, contact a podiatrist today for more information on how you can best engage in that activity. Podiatrists are foot specialists that can identify and treat a range of different foot conditions.

Flatfoot is a condition many people suffer from. If you have flat feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Total Podiatry. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Are Flat Feet?

Flatfoot is a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. About 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arches never formed during growth.

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees – If you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  

Symptoms

  • Pain around the heel or arch area
  • Trouble standing on the tip toe
  • Swelling around the inside of the ankle
  • Flat look to one or both feet
  • Having your shoes feel uneven when worn

Treatment

If you are experiencing pain and stress on the foot you may weaken the posterior tibial tendon, which runs around the inside of the ankle. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in San Antonio, and Uvalde, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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