Feet Going Flat?

  • tautomer

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    Aug 02, 2011 4:44 AM GMT
    I've been noticing something odd over the past few weeks. I feel more ground, literally. I'd walk around, and I notice that most if not all of the bottom of my foot would touch a hard floor when I walk around and I'd think "oh, this is an interesting sensation" but didn't understand it until recently. My feet are starting to go flat. The left slightly more then the right (the asymmatry is driving me nuts). It's streched my feet out somewhat too (toes hitting the end of the shoe a little more then I am used to), but that's a good thing cause I've always been a hair under 13, and they rarely (if ever) sell 12.5. Anyway, I digress.

    I am fairly certain I know the reason for this. 2 months ago, I weighed under 150lbs (for ref. I am 6'0), and now I weigh a little over 165lbs. Not much of a weight difference, but an increase no less, and I plan on keeping up putting on mass. The added weight must simply be placing more force on my feet, and the impact is causing my arches to fall.

    I've heard that this can cause back problems, and foot pain, but I have had none of these at all. I feel the same, just well, I feel more ground when I walk, lol. Has this ever happened to anyone else as they put on weight? If so, did it cause problems later for you? Should I do anything to mitigate and or stop this, if so how do I go about doing so? Thanks!
  • tautomer

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    Aug 02, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
    Bump.

    I need to stop creating threads so late at night.
  • tallchris

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    Aug 02, 2011 7:28 PM GMT
    My feet get flatter if I do little running or walking for a few weeks. It reverses within a few days or weeks after walking/running again, though my feet are always a bit flat. I haven't found it a problem. You might try some jogging.
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    Aug 02, 2011 7:44 PM GMT
    Could your shoes be giving out on you? I had a pair of chucks go flat within the span of a few weeks when I was on them alot. Your increased mass may have put them past their prime. Just a thought. BTW, congrats on the quick mass. Jealous... icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 02, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    get some arch support inserts?
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    Aug 02, 2011 8:40 PM GMT
    I lost my arch in my feet about 10 years ago. I dont have a problem with my back but my feet do tend to hurt in certain shoes. Its really not to bad though. one thing that does get a little screwy is balance even though the whole foot is touching the ground. Try wearing supportive shoes as much as possible. good luck
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    Aug 06, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    Both of my feet have fallen arches happen shortly after leaving the military. My back doesn't hurt but I have a problem with some shoes I ended up having to get custom made supports
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    Aug 06, 2011 12:29 PM GMT
    I have one collapsed arch, and that foot is noticeably deformed compared to the other foot. It wasn't a problem until I started having enough stabbing pains in the joint of my big toe that I could no longer walk. I had expensive Foot Levelers custom orthotics made, and they didn't do a damn thing for me. Then, a friend suggested I get those orthotics they sell on the informercial on TV, and those things are miraculous.

    I also get Rolfed every three weeks. And, what's really made an improvement is Vinyasa Flow Yoga, which gives the feet a really good workout. It was painful at first, but as the foot muscles have strengthened, the the pain is much less.
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    Aug 06, 2011 12:32 PM GMT
    I have flat feet; orthotics is the way to cure it. Go see a podiatrist. It's not really s condition but if you don't treat it, you will throw out your back.
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    Aug 14, 2011 10:08 PM GMT
    I have to buy wide sneakers and shoes but I never used to until a few years ago. Somehow my feet spread out a little. I really don't know what this could be attributed to.
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    Aug 14, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    Mine were starting to go flat, and I was starting to get varicose veins on my ankles, so I got a couple pedicures. I watched and asked questions during the process, went out and bought a mani-pedi kit, and now I do my own pedicures.

    No more flat feet or varicose veins. I has pretty feetsies now. icon_biggrin.gif
  • masculumpedes

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    Jan 11, 2012 12:58 PM GMT
    tautomer4314 saidI've been noticing something odd over the past few weeks. I feel more ground, literally. I'd walk around, and I notice that most if not all of the bottom of my foot would touch a hard floor when I walk around and I'd think "oh, this is an interesting sensation" but didn't understand it until recently. My feet are starting to go flat. The left slightly more then the right (the asymmatry is driving me nuts). It's streched my feet out somewhat too (toes hitting the end of the shoe a little more then I am used to), but that's a good thing cause I've always been a hair under 13, and they rarely (if ever) sell 12.5. Anyway, I digress.

    I am fairly certain I know the reason for this. 2 months ago, I weighed under 150lbs (for ref. I am 6'0), and now I weigh a little over 165lbs. Not much of a weight difference, but an increase no less, and I plan on keeping up putting on mass. The added weight must simply be placing more force on my feet, and the impact is causing my arches to fall.

    I've heard that this can cause back problems, and foot pain, but I have had none of these at all. I feel the same, just well, I feel more ground when I walk, lol. Has this ever happened to anyone else as they put on weight? If so, did it cause problems later for you? Should I do anything to mitigate and or stop this, if so how do I go about doing so? Thanks!


    First of all, a feet photo would help to diagnose the problem...icon_wink.gif