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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
34 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
See an orthopedic su: Flat feet need treatment only if they cause pain or interfere with function. You must and has an md qualification if you have problems related to your ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Leland
30 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
It Depends: Orthopaedic conditions such as flat feet only requiring "fixing" if symptommatic. A variety of surgical and non-surgical options exist but need to be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Multiple paths: Most common way is degenerative condition in which tendon and ligaments near the arch of your foot give way. Less commonly it can be due to bone frac ... Read More
Dr. Robert Conenello
30 years experience Sports Medicine
Genetics: It's inherited. The other possibilities could be traumatic or degeneration due to metabolic conditions.
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Post tin rupture: Mostly it is genetic but can be acquired with a posterior tibial is tendon rupture.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amram Dahukey
40 years experience Podiatry
No: Height is measured from heel to head.
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
21 years experience Podiatry
Slightly: When having flat feet, you will flatten out the arch. Having a higher arch can add maybe a 1/4". So in the grand scheme of things, it probably will n ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Genetics: Flat feet are usually just what you were born with. You can exacerbate this with poor foot wear and certain activities but generally it is a laxity o ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
22 years experience Podiatry
Genetics: Mostly likely an inherited condition form your mother or father.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: If the feet are flexible then an orthotic will help. If not flexible then surgery is the option.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: There are many athletes with completely asymptomatic flat feet. Flat feet do not require any treatment unless symptomatic.
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A member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Flat feet and height: Yes. And it could affect your posture and gait (walking positions).
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
If needed....: Flat feet don't necessarily have to be fixed, many with plat feet are pain free. If they are painful there are both surgical and non-surgical ways to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
44 years experience Podiatry
Orthotics: Orthotics would give you the support you need and stop the pronation caused by flatt feet.

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