People with flat feet or pes planus have arches on the inside of their feet that are lowered or flattened out, causing the entire soles of their feet to touch the ground when standing.
Often you may come across people with flat feet who do not face any problems and need no treatment. However, some may get tired or aching feet after prolonged periods of standing or walking.
Can flat feet cause problems?
Having flat feet may strain your muscles, ligaments and joints, which may cause pain in your feet, legs, hips and back with activities like standing or walking.
How to know if you have flat feet?
Find out more as Dr Tay Guan Tzu discussed the commonly seen condition of the flat feet on Mediacorp Channel 8’s Body-SOS 小毛病大问题 mandarin programme.
Watch the video session as Dr Tay illustrate how to tell if you have flat feet. You can also learn more about flat feet treatment for both children and adults and if surgery is necessary. (Englist subtitles available)
About Dr Tay Guan Tzu
Dr Tay Guan Tzu is a senior consultant orthopaedic surgeon whose subspecialty interests are in paediatric orthopaedics, adult and paediatric foot and ankle surgery, as well as deformity correction of the lower limb.
Seeking medical advice for your foot or ankle condition? Consult Dr Tay Guan Tzu at +65 6734 0378 for a comprehensive assessment and suitable treatment plan today!