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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Pain on top of left foot while walking,doctor said its flatfoot but i dun think so, bkoz flat foot is genetic i guess!only pain while walking.reason?

Pain on top of left foot while walking,doctor said its flatfoot but i dun think so, bkoz flat foot is genetic i guess!only pain while walking.reason?

Pain: Pain on the top of the foot may be caused by several reasons. If no injury known then some reasons may be : tight shoes, tight muscles, joint pain, tendinitis, nerve pain, or biomechanical like flatfoot. I would ask the specialists what he means and how it contributes to your pain. If still not understood seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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How can I fix my flat feet?

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 tailored to your particular condition. Go to www.Aofas.Org to find an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist in your area for more specific information. ...Read more

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What causes flexible flat feet?

Genetics: Mostly likely an inherited condition form your mother or father. ...Read more

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Any pro athletes with flat feet?

Probably: There likely are pro athletes with flat feet but I have not treated any in my office. Having flat feet does not mean you cannot be a good athlete. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flat feet?

Variable: Often, their are "no symptoms" as it is asymptomatic. Pain can be present in the arch, medial or lateral hindfoot. ...Read more

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Why is having flat feet bad for you?

Not always: Flat feet in themselves do not necessary cause problems. How these feet function is much more important. Excessive pronation which is often found with many flat feet is actually much more of a factor. A higher arched foot which excessively pronates and functions poorly is much more troublesome than a flat foot which does not. ...Read more

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Should I get insoles for my flat feet?

No: It is not necessary to use shoe inserts simply because you have flat feet. Flat feet may be your normal. If you also have foot pain then a medical evaluation from an orthopaedic surgeon would be advisable. ...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


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