Back Pain When The Foot Is Flat?
Good afternoon .. I want to ask, my right and left feet are flat foot, and also have a bunion .. Then for the past few weeks my instep has been painful when my feet are tread, whether in a standing or sitting position. Only if my feet don’t tread, my feet don’t hurt. What should I do? thank you
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Basically the condition of your flat feet does play a role in the appearance of the bunion and also pain in your feet when you put your feet. This condition is very common in patients with flat feet. Patients with flat feet who do not have any symptoms do not need any therapy, but if flat feet cause certain symptoms (such as pain in the feet when stepping), then further evaluation and management needs to be done for the condition.
Management for flat feet can vary depending on the condition of each patient. It's a good idea to see an orthopedic doctor for further evaluation of your foot. An orthopedic doctor will collaborate with a medical rehabilitation doctor to make your walking aids (such as blocks that can be placed inside shoes to help reduce pain), manufacture special shoes, or put a brace on your feet. Medical rehabilitation doctors can also help carry out physical therapy for you to help reduce the pain you are feeling right now.
The following are some things you can do at this time:
Try resting your legs and don't use them for walking and standing for too long. Soak or compress your feet using cold compresses to help reduce pain. If the pain is very annoying, you can take pain relievers like paracetamol. Do stretching exercises on the leg area (including in area of your feet and toes) Use comfortable and wide shoes If you have been given insoles by your doctor, use these insoles in your shoes, and replace insoles according to the time limit given by your doctor.
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