Having flat feet does not always lead to overpronation, and your feet rolling in too far may not always cause problems. However, there is a pretty good chance both of these conditions will lead to foot pain at some time in your life—especially as you get older and tissues begin to wear down.
This gait problem makes it more likely that you will develop plantar fasciitis—inflammation in the ligament under your foot that connects heel and toes. Achilles tendonitis or tarsal tunnel pain along the inside of your ankle are also common complaints. It contributes to the formation of bunions, can lead to metatarsalgia in your fore foot, and cause pain in your knee and thigh as well. Who knew that a simple movement of your foot could cause so many problems? It’s understandable, though, when you realize that your feet are the foundation of your whole body, and trouble there affects everything above them, too.
For the strongest, healthiest foundation, schedule an appointment with the foot doctors at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center in Wheat Ridge, CO, by calling (303) 423-2520. We offer superior care for all your foot issues in the west Denver area.