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    I'm only flat-footed on my left side. I had to get some special insoles made. Wearing them at first hurt the arch of my foot a lot but I got use to it in the end.

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    Wow a thread about having flat feet? !
    Yes I am among the flat footed bunch. Quite surprising seeing a nearly 50:50 ratio (45% to 55%) atm.

    Both my feet are flat and it is definitely caused problems. I get aches on topside of my feet, achilles and the arch as well. And all these issues occurred when I got more serious about badminton, as I started to play 3-4 days a week. (I used to play basketball) Eventually, I felt the pain in every single little step I took after the game so my physio advised my to go and see a othotic specialist as she couldn't do anything about it.

    My othotics specialist confirmed that the problems are caused by my flat feet and if I continue to play without correct support...the bones on the topside of my feet will eventually collapse (he showed me some nasty pictures). So I got lured into some expensive othotics padding...

    And ever since I had them put in, I haven't had the same problem...except for minor achilles pain (less than before) severe blisters around bottom of my feet as I slowly adjusts to the new shape and rubbing of the skins. So definitely more plus and a some minus.

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    It's not as much a disadvantage in badminton as it is in other sports due to the short distances covered during running across the court, so if you have the condition, don't worry about it and just enjoy the game? A physio I spoke to once mentioned, it's quite common and shouldn't be a problem in most sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotshotLondon View Post
    It's not as much a disadvantage in badminton as it is in other sports due to the short distances covered during running across the court, so if you have the condition, don't worry about it and just enjoy the game? A physio I spoke to once mentioned, it's quite common and shouldn't be a problem in most sports.
    Trouble is, one doesn't know if over a long period of years, if it will predispose to injuries of other joints.

    Was my knee injury a result of flat feet?

    Don't have a good answer myself.

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    When I first started playing after every game my feet were literally killing me, the underside muscles, Achilles, calves etc. And I had to massage for a very long time with a rolling pin, whole weight on that foot and endure the pain as it was rolling! What I noticed was, as my footwork got better, I was putting less strain on my feet, also when I stretch the tendons and muscles on either side of my leg properly before playing, by moving foot from side to side, that also helped to eliminate that pain on the underside of my foot that we are all familiar with. Lacing up your shoes too tight before you have warmed up properly also causes my calves and feet to hurt, so I loosen them up, stretch, keep playing, then tighten my laces back up when I'm warm. Knee strengthening exercises by holding your patella and also ankle strengthening exercise have helped me SO MUCH, and there has been no injuries of any of the sort and I play about 10-13 hours a week. I don't wear any orthotics at all, though I do own Birkenstock which I wear in the summer, my podiatrist has told me I'm fine without them as I have trained my feet and muscles to compensate effectively. I haven't noticed anything in less endurance as I'm usually the last one standing haha, but if I don't stretch before I have excruciating pain. Knee pain, I think this is universal for badminton players as we are putting 5 times the amount of stress on them, how I overcome this is by taking a good supplement to look after my joints, (can PM me for what I take) and also stretching properly after. Even though I play so many hours and have flat feet, I get the usual 'feel it in my knees' after I play but the next day, I have full recovery and ready to hit the courts again!

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    Also check that the shoes you buy suit your foot size, not only foot size but also width-- sometimes we subconsciously 'grip' with our toes to stop our feet moving around when our shoes don't fit properly which causes an enormous strain on ALL our muscles in our legs and feet!

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    Here's an account of my son's flat feet to share...

    http://juniorshuttlers.blogspot.com/...el/Flat%20Foot

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