Tuesday, 15 March 2022 00:00

Impact of Fallen Arches

Having fallen arches can impact your whole body. Not only can your feet hurt, but you might feel pain in your legs, hips, and lower back. This condition can also aggravate knee arthritis. Fallen arches can cause ankles and leg bones to rotate, ankle and ACL injuries may be more likely. With this condition, the sole of your foot is depressed, and the foot is sunken into the ground. Walking or running may be hard when you are afflicted with fallen arches as well. Possible symptoms of fallen arches are: pain in the arch or heel of the foot, the feet appearing to look flat, uneven wear pattern of shoes, and swelling inside of the ankle. If your feet hurt or you suspect you have this condition, it is suggested that you seek care from a qualified podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Flatfoot is a condition many people suffer from. If you have flat feet, contact Darren Day, DPM from Hawaii. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Are Flat Feet?

Flatfoot is a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. About 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arches never formed during growth.

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees – If you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  


  • Pain around the heel or arch area
  • Trouble standing on the tip toe
  • Swelling around the inside of the ankle
  • Flat look to one or both feet
  • Having your shoes feel uneven when worn


If you are experiencing pain and stress on the foot you may weaken the posterior tibial tendon, which runs around the inside of the ankle. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Honolulu and Kahuku, HI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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