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Can I join the marine corps if I have flat feet?

Can I join the marine corps if I have flat feet?

Maybe: Department of defense medical standards currently state that "current symptomatic pes planus (acquired (734) or congenital (754.6)) or history of pes planus corrected by prescription or custom orthotics is disqualifying." however, the majority of cases of flat feet do not cause any problems, and if you fall in that category you can join the marines, assuming you meet their other requirements. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Conenello
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Fallen Arches (Definition)

A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...Read more


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In what way can I tell if I have flat feet?

In what way can I tell if I have flat feet?

Several: There are several ways. You could ask to compare your foot structure with other people. You can get your feet slightly damp and then stand on a white paper towel, then look for an arch after getting off the towel. The best way, consult your local area podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have flat feet that hurt me when stand for long time. Is there any exercise helps feet get normal shape?

I have flat feet that hurt me when stand for long time. Is there any exercise helps feet get normal shape?

Flat is Flat.: Regrettably, if your foot has been diagnosed as a true flatfoot, I know of no exercises that will give it a "normal" shape. ...Read more

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I have flat feet and i'm slightly knock-kneed. What can I do to make it better or am I just stuck with them?

I have flat feet and i'm slightly knock-kneed. What can I do to make it better or am I just stuck with them?

Custom orthotics: See foot specialist for rigid custom orthotics to support your arch and reduce your flatfoot structure and reduce your knock knee position. ...Read more

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Hello doctors. I am 23 years old male (1.9m&92kg). I think I have flat feet. What are the drawbacks of flat feet? And what can I do about it?

Hello doctors. I am 23 years old male (1.9m&92kg). I think I have flat feet. What are the drawbacks of flat feet? And what can I do about it?

Pain: Flat feet isn't necessarily a bad thing, but can lead to problems of pain, instability, deformity and disability. If you don't have access to a physician for evaluation in lebanon, than try supportive shoes (like runner's shoes). If you have access to a podiatrist, you may benefit from custom inserts to prevent further pain or deformity or an ankle foot orthosis if there is instability. ...Read more

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Will shoe inserts help if I have flat feet?

Will shoe inserts help if I have flat feet?

Nonsurgical option: There a a number of nonsurgical options that can be tried depending on the stage of the flat foot. These range from wedge cushions for the heel, arch supports/orthotics, braces, and boots. ...Read more

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If I have flat feet, will that cause me to have knee pain?

If I have flat feet, will that cause me to have knee pain?

Flat feet: First you need to determine if you have flat feet ( feet with no arch) or over pronation. If your feet over pronation can cause outside knee pain due to the malalignment of the legs and feet. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Flat foot describes the condition where the bones and supportive tissues of the foot are such that the normal arch of the bottom surface of the foot is absent, and the foot rests ...Read more


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Flatfeet (Definition)

Flat feet, (Pes planus) is a condition in which the arch or instep of the foot collapses and comes in contact with the ground. In some individuals, this arch never develops while they are growing. ...Read more