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Dance Ambassador Not Deterred by Flat Feet
By blog@nolapodiatry.com
January 22, 2015
Category: Foot Care
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Chris Bath spent much of her younger years as a ballet dancer. Bath danced even in spite of suffering from flat feet and having ‘knock-knees’, according to an instructor. Today, although she does not dance, Bath remains loyal to the art and is even a new ambassador for Form Dance Project. “I loved dancing, but was not anatomically made for it so I had no turnout, my knees always wanted to knock in and my feet were also flat,” Bath says. “I realized at age 12 when my teacher told me, but I refused to give in.”

Form Dance Project is a Parramatta-based foundation. In addition with other local business and creative leaders, Form Dance Project is looking for an artistic hub to host the city’s many dancers, choreographers, and school students.

Flat feet can flatten your dreams. If you have podiatric related problems, speak to Dr. Edward Lang of New Orleans Podiatry Associates. Dr. Lang can see to your foot and ankle needs.  

What are Flat Feet?

Flat feet are 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. Standing about 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arch 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.  

Symptoms:

  • 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.

To learn more about flat feet, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Metairie and New Orleans, LA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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