If the only thing you know about flat feet is that they’ll keep you out of the military, you’ve got a lot to learn. For one thing, that’s a myth.
While it might have been the case once upon a time, it’s not necessarily true now. It is true that flat feet can lead to all sorts of problems with the feet, ankles and back. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s plenty we can do to help support the feet and avoid problems.
Finding a new lump just about anywhere in the body can be a major cause of concern. But if one appears in the arch of your foot, you can probably relax. It’s likely a plantar fibroma, which is usually benign (meaning not cancerous). But the bad news is that it won’t go away or get smaller on its own, so it is important to seek treatment
Pronation is a normal motion that our feet make as they walk. With each step, the heel touches the ground first, then the foot rolls forward to the toes, causing the ankle to roll inward slightly and the arch to flatten out.
When we get a new patient in the office that’s complaining of pain in their heels and arch, the most common culprit is plantar fasciitis (pronounced planter fash-e-itis). This condition is one of the many that will get worse if you don’t seek treatment, so ignoring the pain is not to your advantage.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tibial nerve, which runs through the ankle, becomes squeeze or is under abnormal pressure and it becomes inflamed.
It’s kind of like carpal tunnel syndrome — which is a wrist disorder – of the foot