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Flat feet on child also called pes planus or fallen arches. The arches on the inside of fe

The inside of the feet arches flatten when pressure is applied, which is a common condition known as flat feet or flat feet. When those with flat feet rise, their feet point outward, and their entire soles touch the ground.

Flatfeet occurs when the arches don't form when a child is growing. It can also appear later in life because of an injury or from the normal ageing effects. Usually, flatfeet are painless. Some people may be pain free but experience difficulties running or walking barefoot. 

A specialist assessment is necessary if you are in pain as it may hinder your daily activities. Likewise you many feel as though having flat feet is making walking or running uncomfortable. Footworks Podiatry is a qualified foot specialist in Singapore that can provide physical examination for you in a comfortable environment.

What Causes Flat Foot?

Some people experience generalized ligamentous laxity. They may have flat feet because they run in the family. Others get flat feet as they age. Your risk of flat feet may be increased by certain situations such as:

  • Injuries to the foot, ankle

  • Tendonitis or tearing of the posterior tibial tendon, the main component supporting the arch of the foot.

  • Diabetes 

  • Arthritis 

  • Nerve relayed illnesses 

  • Obesity

What are the Symptoms of Flat Foot?

Some symptoms of a flat foot include:

  • Calf cramps

  • Foot, ankle, or leg numbness, soreness, or ache in the muscles

  • Pain while walking, especially after prolonged walking or standing, in the arch, ankle, heel, or outside of the foot

  • Changes in the way a person walks, sometimes known as duck-like walking

  • Callosities on the inside of the arch for the ball of the feet

  • When the toes and front of the foot point outward, this is known as the "too many toes sign" or "toe drift."

It is advised to consult with a flat foot specialist for severe or sudden symptoms such as difficulty while walking, balance issues, stiff or painful feet, or fallen arches (sudden development of flat feet). Many doctors suggest pes planus treatment for relief.

Different Types of Flat Feet

  • Flexible flat feet
  • Rigid flat feet

The most common type of flat feet would be visible arches while a person isn't standing and disappear when they stand or place weight on the foot. It occurs more in children, teenagers, and ageing people, the condition worsens as the tendons and ligaments in the arches strain, rupture, and swell.​

Rigid flat feet are when the feet are not bearing weight. They are stiff and lack visible arches. Flexing the feet upward, downward, or side to side can be painful and uncomfortable. The abnormal alignment of the bones of the feet may be the cause for this.

  • Adult-acquired flat feet (Fallen Arches)

These flat feet have arches that suddenly collapse or descend, turning the foot outwards. It can be painful and commonly caused by swelling or a tear in the  tendon that supports the arch.

  • Vertical talus

The positioning of the talus bone in the ankle can cause the other structures of the feet to negativity impacted. This birth abnormality prevents arches from developing. As a result, the foot's bottom can resemble the rounded bottom of a rocking chair, which is called the "rocker-bottom foot."

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How Do I Know If I Have Flat Feet?

There are some ways that help you discover whether you have flat feet:

  • Wetting your entire foot and stepping on a big piece of paper at home is a simple way to determine if you have flat feet.

  • A normal arch will clearly display the front, heel, and side of the foot's wet imprint.

  • An impression on the side of the foot that has a flat foot arch will be thicker. There may not even be a space between the front and heel of the foot in cases when there is no arch.


You should consult a professional for advice and a diagnosis if you see this.

How Can Footworks Podiatry Help?

Footworks Podiatry is the leading foot and sole clinic that specializes in identifying, managing, and preventing injuries. You can trust Footworks Podiatry to provide comprehensive flat foot treatment. From complete assessments to personalized treatment plans, your comfort and mobility are our priority. 


Plantar fasciitis and heel pain can also be associated with flat feet. If you are experiencing heel pain, it might be due to plantar fasciitis. Footworks Podiatry can diagnose and treat these conditions, ensuring you receive the best care for your feet.

  • How much does callus treatment cost?
    At Footworks Podiatry, the cost of callus treatment varies depending on the patient's needs and treatment plan. Contact our team at Footworks Podiatry regarding pricing details during your consultation.
  • Is it possible to completely remove calluses?
    Yes, a podiatrist can surgically remove calluses in a minimally invasive outpatient procedure.
  • What methods are used for callus removal?
    Methods of callus removal in Singapore include safe and efficient techniques like debridement, custom orthotics, footwear advice, and proactive foot care education for lasting relief.
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