How to Tell if You Have Flat Feet: 3 Simple Tests You Can Do at Home
Do you ever wonder if you have flat feet? Well, you can find out right at home with these three easy tests! Flat feet, also known as fallen arches, can sometimes lead to foot pain and other problems, but there are ways to manage it. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to perform these tests and understand what your feet are telling you.
The Footprint Test
Materials Needed: A towel or any surface that can show the shape of your foot, and some water.
The Too Many Toes Sign
The Shoe Wear Pattern Test
Having flat feet doesn’t necessarily mean you need orthotics or insoles. Some people’s bodies adapt to flat feet without any issues. However, if you experience foot, ankle, knee, or hip pain, you may want to consider trying orthotics to see if they can help alleviate your discomfort.
If you’re unsure about whether you need orthotics but want a cost-effective way to find out, be sure to watch our video on the topic “Do I need Orthotics?” on our YouTube Channel @eastwestphysiotherapy. We also have another video that shows exercises to strengthen your feet and arches here.
Thank you for reading, and we hope these tests help you better understand your feet. If you have any questions or want more information, feel free to leave a comment, and we’ll be happy to assist you!