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Babies, Adults, and Flat Feet

Flat feet is a condition that babies are born with. The arch typically develops during the teenage years in the majority of people, yet fails to do so in some adults. It is easy to tell if you have flat feet. Simply stand with your feet flat on the floor. People who do not have an arch will notice their entire foot rolls inward, and some patients may feel pain from it. If a considerable amount of walking is done, the foot may ache, and custom-made orthotics may be an option for pain relief. Flat feet often happen for genetic reasons, and may occur, although rarely, from improper foot growth in the womb. People who have gained weight may find that they have become flat footed from the additional weight the feet must endure. In severe cases, surgery may be required to build or restore the arch. If you have flat feet, please speak with a podiatrist who can accurately determine the extent of this condition, and offer treatment options, if needed, that are correct for you. 

Flatfoot is a condition many people suffer from. If you have flat feet, contact the foot specialists from Table Mountain Foot and Ankle. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Are Flat Feet?

Flatfoot is a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. About 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arches never formed during growth.

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees – If you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  


  • Pain around the heel or arch area
  • Trouble standing on the tip toe
  • Swelling around the inside of the ankle
  • Flat look to one or both feet
  • Having your shoes feel uneven when worn


If you are experiencing pain and stress on the foot you may weaken the posterior tibial tendon, which runs around the inside of the ankle. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Wheat Ridge, CO . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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