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Caught Flatfooted

We all have emerged from the swimming pool to see the wet imprint that our feet make on the dry pavement. If you see almost the entire footprint, you have flat feet, which means your arches will not provide sufficient on the medial(inner) side. 

Overpronation means that, if you are the runner or exercise walker, a micro-second after your heels strikes the ground, the arches on your flat feet collapsed far inward, resulting in excessive foot motion. While pronation is good, too much increases the risk of injuries such as shinsplints, plantar fasciitis, and various knee afflictions. The more you see of your wet footprints, the more you overpronate.

Of course, people suffering from flat feet aren't the only ones who can benefit from working with a physical therapist. At our facility, our caring staff can help you whether you're suffering from flat feet, arthritis, or neck pain, or if you're recovering from a fall, injury, or recent surgery. We will create a plan of therapy that works with your unique needs. In addition, FLEX uses the latest technology available (THOR laser) to allow patients to heal more quickly. If you would like to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our wide range of services, call 949-429-3220 or visit our facility at 27136 B Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano.

P.S. Runners and walkers who overpronate should select running and walking shoes that are designated motion-control models, with very firm multi-density midsoles.