my flat foot condition

i have flat foot since birth but not affect my whole life till now at age of 32 when i feel very bad knee pain and foot pain and i can stand even for while also with low back pain i wear foot insoles (aetrex) with little improvement , the pain increase day by day , i ask what is the best solution of my case bc i am really suffering and my whole life stolen from me ( i am a doctor= family physician) thanks

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  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for the question.

    Our feet greatly influence the alignment of our knees, hips and lower back. This means that if we have a foot imbalance, such as flat feet, they will put increased stress to these joints. Since your foot type is now associated with pain the knees and back, I recommend seeing a Podiatrist and getting a full biomechanical exam.

    You may need a custom orthotic which can more precisely correct your foot function. In addition to the orthotics, I do recommend all patients with flat feet do weekly hip strengthening exercises. Some of my favorite include reverse clam shell, pelvic drop and single leg squats.

    Best of luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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