Why does the military not take flat feet?
Flat feet were formerly a physical-health reason for service-rejection in many militaries. However, three military studies on asymptomatic adults (see section below), suggest that persons with asymptomatic flat feet are at least as tolerant of foot stress as the population with various grades of arch.
Can you get in the Army with flat feet?
Asymptomatic flat feet, that is, flat feet that do not impede physical activities or have negligible symptoms could be allowed in for military enlistment. However, if your flat feet are showing harmful or painful symptoms then you may be disqualified from joining the military.
Is flat feet a disability?
Pes planus is a disability characterized by the arches of your feet flattening. While the disability can be serious, inhibiting your range of motion and ability to walk, it is typically painless.
Can you fix flat feet?
Rarely, people need surgery to fix rigid flat feet or problems with bones or tendons. Treatments include: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), rest and ice to ease inflammation and pain. Physical therapies to stretch and strengthen tight tendons and muscles, improving flexibility and mobility.
How long does it take to fix flat feet?
Structural correction of flat feet can take between 3-18 months. Not all flat feet cases can be corrected, however many can be.
Is Flat foot rare?
Flat feet, the condition in which the arches in the center of the sole of the foot are absent when the feet are bearing weight, is quite common. Approximately 8% of adults in the United States have congenital flat feet, which occur when the arches fail to form during early childhood.