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What is Transverse Flatfoot?

Description of the disease

Transverse flatfoot is a deformity of the foot in which there is a lowering of the transverse arch and a reduction of the longitudinal arch of the foot. This condition can lead to pain and discomfort when walking.


  • Flexible transverse flatfoot
  • Non-flexible (static) transverse flatfoot


  • Pain in the foot area
  • Fatigue in the legs
  • Swelling of the foot


Transverse flatfoot can be caused by a disruption of the development of the foot's ligaments and muscles, as well as improper footwear and excessive foot load.


Diagnosis of transverse flatfoot includes examination by an orthopedic doctor, X-ray of the foot, and computer tomography.


Treatment may include wearing orthopedic insoles, physiotherapy, massage, and in severe cases - surgical intervention.


  • Choosing the right footwear
  • Proper foot load
  • Strengthening exercises for the foot


To diagnose and treat transverse flatfoot, it is necessary to consult an orthopedic doctor.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.