The term ‘Flatfeet’ is a fairly common condition among adults and children. This can occur when the arch of the foot collapses, causing complete or near complete contact between the sole of the foot and the floor. In some cases, the arch never develops, so the condition exists from birth.
The arch of the foot provides the connection between forefoot and hindfoot and helps to absorb weight. It eases pressure on lower limbs and diverts the load away from bones and tendons.
People who suffer from flat feet also experience pain in their forefoot, ankles, legs, knees and lower back.