Adult acquired flatfoot

Last evidence check April 2011

The typical patient is a woman between 45 and 65 with a history which often extends over some years. Like many patients with an insidious, relatively uncommon problem they may be used to their complaints not being taken seriously or put down purely to obesity. The commonest complaints are:

It is important to enquire about:

All patients are routinely asked about:

Sometimes the patient was not conscious of having "flat feet" although the opposite foot is obviously flat. Some patients are not particularly conscious of even quite gross planovalgus deformity and complain mainly of pain.