Pes planus, also known as flat feet or fallen arches, is a foot deformity where the arch of the foot collapses and the sole of the foot becomes completely or almost completely in contact with the ground when standing. This condition can affect one or both feet and can bCAUSESe present at birth or develop later in life.
There are two types of pes planus - flexible and rigid. Flexible pes planus is when the arch of the foot appears to be normal when the foot is not bearing weight, but collapses when weight is placed on the foot. Rigid pes planus, on the other hand, is when the arch of the foot remains flat even when the foot is not bearing weight.
Pes planus, or flat feet, can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
Physiotherapy can play an important role in the treatment of pes planus or flat feet. A physiotherapist can assess the individual's condition and create a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs. Some of the ways that physiotherapy can help with pes planus include: