The arch, or instep, is the inside part of the foot that’s usually raised off the ground when you stand, while the rest of the foot remains flat on the ground. To see whether your foot over-pronates, stand on tiptoes or push your big toe back as far as possible. It can be difficult to tell whether a child has flat feet because their arches may not fully develop until they’re 10 years of age.
Flat feet that develop in later life can be caused by a condition that affects the joints, such as arthritis, or an injury to a muscle, tendon or joint in the foot. Conditions that affect the nervous system (brain and spinal cord) can also cause the arches to fall.
Recent research has found a link with changes to the tendon in the foot and an increase in a type of protein called proteolytic enzyme. Some people with flat feet find that their weight is distributed unevenly, particularly if their foot rolls inwards too much (overpronates).


Stretching your calf and Achilles tendon may also help as a tight Achilles can make your foot overpronate. Where flat feet are caused by a condition that affects the nervous system, special shoes, insoles, or supportive foot or leg braces may be needed.
When someone with flat feet stands, their inner foot or arch flattens and their foot may roll over to the inner side.
If the arch of your foot doesn’t appear, your foot is likely to over-pronate when you walk or run. It often goes un-diagnosed and develops when the tendon that supports the foot arch gradually stretches over time. These enzymes can break down some areas of the tendon, weakening it and causing the foot arch to fall. The foot may need to be straightened or the bones may need to be separated if they’re fused together.


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