Flat feet occur when the arches in your foot have not fully developed, and the entire sole of your foot touches the floor when standing up. Flat feet can be caused by a variety of different things that include obesity, aging, or the simple lack of development during childhood. While this condition is very common, most people do not experience any symptoms. However, if you begin experiencing random foot pains, you should check with your doctor to see if you have flat feet. If you do have flat feet that cause you pain, a podiatrist can provide a variety of solutions that may include physical therapy, exercises and custom orthotics. Flatfoot is a condition many people suffer from. If you have flat feet, contact Dr. Sergey Losyev from Global Podiatry of NY & NJ. Our doctor 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. SymptomsPain around the heel or arch areaTrouble standing on the tip toeSwelling around the inside of the ankleFlat look to one or both feetHaving your shoes feel uneven when wornTreatmentIf 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 one of our offices located in Morganville, NJ, Bay Street in Brooklyn, and Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.