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do flat feet affect height?

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Dr. Amram Dahukey
40 years experience Podiatry
No: Height is measured from heel to head.
Answered on Sep 29, 2020
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 not be noticeable to anyone.
Answered on Jun 2, 2016
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