People with flat feet, also known as fallen arches, have either no arch in their feet or one that is very low.
There is usually a gap beneath the inner part of the foot when a person stands, as the arch raises off the ground slightly.
Flat feet only need treatment if they cause discomfort, indicate an underlying disorder, or lead to pain elsewhere in the body.
Some people appear to have a very low arch or no arch without ever experiencing problems.
When flat feet do cause symptoms, simple devices and exercises can help to minimize the discomfort.
Read on to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of flat feet.