I had my first meeting with a physio last week. After asking me to stand up he made me aware that my feet were splayed outwards, he asked me to straighten my feet which caused a lot of pain in my knees, down the back of my legs, my ankles and feet. He said there are problems with the bones in my feet, my arches have collapsed as well. He presumed my feet have always been this way since birth. He said that all my back, hip, knee problems stem from my feet? He said I need to start wearing this special inner sole inside my shoes to try n correct my stance.
However, i remember in my teens n twenties that I had a very high instep, my feet were not always like they are now.. I've worn mostly flat shoes for many years; would wearing flat shoes cause your arches to drop?
In the past I have suffered with slipped discs, sciatica, hip and knee problems. Interested to hear if anyone else has been been advised that their feet are to blame for their muscular skeletal problems.