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!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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