Whether or not you need treatment for flat feet depends on what kind of activities you perform and enjoy. Low arches do not typically cause pain on their own. They can create issues, though, when you pronate excessively while running on account of the condition. Pronation is a natural biomechanical process that your body performs to help your feet absorb the forces that come from striking the ground while you run.
Excessive pronation (overpronation) is a condition that will likely require treatment. Fortunately, treatment is often conservative in nature. An effective way of correcting the biomechanical abnormality caused by flat feet is the use of orthotics. These medical inserts support the arches in your feet and provide stability while you run, thereby alleviating pain you may have been experiencing in your feet, ankles, knees, and hips.
If you have low arches and are considering treatment for flat feet, schedule an appointment with our Richardson, TX office by calling (972) 690-5374. You can also contact us through the online form found here on our site.