Dr Oz: Flip Flops Worsen Flatfeet
Have you ever wished you could fix a flat? No I am not referring to a flat tire, but rather the other flats in your life, the ones on your body. Dr. Oz has the solutions you have been waiting for to end your pain and give yourself a little lift in certain areas.
Dr Oz: Flat Feet Water Test
Dr. Oz says that having Flat Feet can lead to problems in other areas of the body and even cause a great deal of pain, so he has a great test that you can do right at home to see if you have Flat Feet. All you need is some water and a piece of paper to this easy test. Place your bare foot in the water then step onto the piece of paper. If you can see the arch area of your foot, then you have “normal” feet, but if there is no sign of the curve in your foot on the paper then you have Flat feet.
Dr Oz: Flat Feet Cause Knee Pain
Dr. Taryn Rose explained that Flatfeet can lead to pain in other areas of the body and we might not even realize that our feet are the cause. She says that because people with Flat feet have to walk differently than those without it, they will often experience these kinds of pain.
- Calf Pain
- Knee, Hip, or Back Pain
- Inside Ankle Pain
- Arch of Foot Pain
- Outer Side of Foot Pain
Dr Oz: Flatfeet Causes
Dr. Taryn Rose says that we are walking on hard surfaces and wearing stiff soled shoes so our feet are not getting the exercise that they used to, like in the case of ancient man. Because of this, our muscles weaken, which causes wear on our ligaments and joints, which then causes pain. Dr. Rose also said that a person’s weight has an effect on their feet and with the obesity epidemic in our country, we will see this problem increase in more of the population.
Dr Oz: Orthotics Correct Flat Feet
Dr. Taryn Rose explained that there are some ways you can correct your Flat Feet to ease the pain in other areas of your body. She always recommends Orthotics as the best way to fix the problem.
- Orthotic Inserts
- Look for Gel or Cushion
- Avoid Hard Plastic – these are too rigid and do not allow your muscles to exercise
- Cost about $30, Drugstores
Dr Oz: Tennis Ball Exercise for Flat Feet
While Dr. Taryn Rose recommends Orthotics to correct your flat feet, she also says there are some simply ways you can alleviate the discomfort caused by it.
- Stretch your Achilles
- Tennis Ball Exercise – Roll the bottom of your foot along a tennis ball to ease achiness.
- Foot Exercise – An easy way to exercise your feet is to stand with both feet flat on the floor and simply raise up onto your toes and back down again. Do it several times to exercise the muscles in your feet.
Dr Oz: High Heels Worsen Flat Feet
Dr. Taryn Rose warns that wearing high heels will worsen Flat Feet because it puts the pressure of seven times your body weight onto your feet when you wear them. She recommends if you must wear a shoe with a heel, keep it under 2 inches to have the least impact. On the other hand, Dr. Rose also recommends you avoid wearing flip flops with Flatfeet because it will worsen the problem as well.