Do you have flat feet and don’t know why? Flat feet are a common condition where the arch in your foot has collapsed over time. To learn more about this condition, read on!
The arch of your foot is made up of a row of small bones, called the tarsals. These are joined to other long bones in your feet and ankles with ligaments that support them.
When you walk or run this arch should rise ever so slightly – it’s like stroking a cat on its back when they’re stretched out! This helps make walking more efficient as the raised arch compresses then releases each time we take another step forwards. The whole process aids stability while also acting as a shock absorber for our joints and spine. If there isn’t enough power from these muscles around the arches, which can be due to old age or injury, flatfoot may occur instead.