Re: flat feet vs. head and neck pain

: my botfriend plays a lot of sports and therefore does a lot of running and puts a lot of pressure on his feet. He has flat feet which I believe is over pronation of his feet. Sometimes he gets really severe headaches and sharp stabbing neck pains. I heard somewhere that flat feet can cause headaches. Is this true? Please explain.

Caren,

It is highly unlikely that the foot pain and the headaches are related. Lower back pain and foot/leg pain are usually related.

I would suggest a consultation with a neurologist for the severe headaches.

As far as his feet go, runners often need extra shock absorbtion. He should also replace his shoes often (every three months). If this doesn't work, he should be evaluated by a foot specialist and see if a custom orthotic would help.

Good luck to you,

Misti

Posted By Misti Boone, RN on June 06, 2002 at 11:54:43:

In Reply to: flat feet vs. head and neck pain posted by Caren on June 04, 2002 at 18:31:39:

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