Born with flat feet

: I was born with flat feet. My mother and grandfather both have flat feet. I wore orthotics in my shoes through out high school and still do. Every doctor i've seen has said that my feet are about as flat as they come. My ankles really bend in a odd direction and I'm starting to experieced hip and back pain; posture issues. Not a big problem yet, but I'm 20 yrs old! Are there surgeries to correct this or do i just have to accept it. Also I'm an avid bike rider and feel that the strength of my calves and thighs help with this problem, because doctors have been surprised i don't need surgery yet. Is it good to strengthen my legs, or is it just speeding up the process of my ackward walk, foot and back pain?

Posted By Malcolm on May 19, 2004 at 14:06:51:

The proprietary gel also provides extra protective padding to help comfort the pain caused by metatarsal soreness. May be used for relieving the burning sensation under the metatarsal heads, calluses and tarsal fat pads.

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