What is your foot type?

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - STAR SPECIAL -

Dr Ed­mund Lee is a renowned foot or­thotic ex­pert in Malaysia prac­tis­ing at MyOrtho. He shares his thoughts on the dif­fer­ent types of feet and the best footwear to suit them. level of risks since they have a higher chances of strained mus­cles, weak­ened mus­cles, pain spots and other pains as a re­sult of its fallen arch.

Chil­dren with flat feet can eas­ily be noted dur­ing the early years of their life – they walk on their toes or the out­sides of their feet.

As they grow older, func­tional or­thotic in­soles and healthy footwear with arch sup­port can sup­port and pro­vide re­lief for flat­footed adults, who would oth­er­wise ex­pe­ri­ence pain in their feet, legs, knees and even their lower back.

Peo­ple with high-arched feet or ex­ces­sive prona­tion are more likely a re­sult of bone or nerve con­di­tion. ex­cess prona­tors have an arch pre­sent, but that will lower sig­nif­i­cantly dur­ing walk­ing and run­ning, caus­ing the an­kles to twist in­wards.

Un­like flat feet, more stress is placed on the metatarsals (sec­tion be­tween the an­kle

Pic­tures of a flat-footed per­son be­fore (left) and af­ter cor­rec­tion us­ing an or­thotics in­sole.

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