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What is the cause of flat feet?

What is the cause of flat feet?

INHERITED: The most common, but not only, reason is hereditary. ...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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What is the cause of scaly foot

What is the cause of scaly foot

Multiple Causes: Hello, There are many causes of scaly feet, most commonly it is usually related to skin hydration, infectious cases, or symptoms of common skin disorders such as psoriasis or eczema. ...Read more

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What is the cause of athlete's foot?

What is the cause of athlete's foot?

Athletes foot: This is a skin condition caused by fungus. This requires topical medication which can be obtained over the counter. If severe see a doctor for oral medication. ...Read more

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What is the cause of small bumps on the heel?

You may be : Referring to piezogenic papules which are benign growths and are simply herniated fat. ...Read more

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What is the cause of dry skin on heels?

What is the cause of dry skin on heels?

Lack of moisture : Hydration and lack of moisture mostly causes dryness of your skin on your heels. If there peeling as well you may have a fungal infection. If you do not have the latter, usually moisturizing your skin works. I recommend you see a podiatrist. There is many ways to reduce dryness on heels. ...Read more

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What causes the arch of my foot to be raised?

What causes the arch of my foot to be raised?

Most commonly: Heredity. However, certain neurological conditions as well as a shorter or shorter functioning leg can also be a causative factor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of and what is the remedy for swelling feet, ankles, and legs?

What are the causes of and what is the remedy for swelling feet, ankles, and legs?

Venous insufficiency: The most common cause is non-functioning valves in the leg veins. This allows back flow of blood and body fluids seeping into the tissues. There are other causes involving the heart, kidneys, liver. Get checked out by your internist. The remedy is compression stockings, elevation of the legs, surgical intervention by a vascular specialist, diet modification. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms tingling on sole of foot. What is it?

What are the main symptoms tingling on sole of foot. What is it?

Tingling: Tingling is the symptom. This could be arch claudication or nerve entrapment such as tarsal tunnel syndrome. See your podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Back of my feet hurt. What is the cause.

Back of my feet hurt.  What is the cause.

Achilles tendinitis: Do not go barefooted....Use a heeled shoe. Use ice. Take advil (ibuprofen) 2 with meals for three days as an anti inflammatory and seek medical help. ...Read more

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What is the cause of ankle spurs?

What is the cause of ankle spurs?

SPORTS: You're young. Any contact sports in high school or college? Any history of fracture? It could be wear-and-tear arthritis, or a manifestation of a more unusual arthritis. Is it painful? How do you know you have spurs? An x-ray? Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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What is the cause of intractable foot pain?

What is the cause of intractable foot pain?

Pain: in the foot can have a variety of causes. Intractable pain is a diagnosis that is generally given to patients that have no relief from the their chronic painful symptoms. Patients who have been given this diagnosis can still have a chance of getting relief with the proper care and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of foot cramps in general?

What is the cause of foot cramps in general?

Usually due 2 a temp: episode of dehydration alone or with electrolyte imbalance, hence GATORADE. This helps in consumed B4 exercise as well as during. Those that just happen like in bed or sometimes @ inopportune times. These R due 2 the same, but later after exertion of a specific muscle, common comes on with a stretch. Causes a sudden reflex 2 oppose the muscle. Happned 2 me in court once, jury had a laugh. SIGHHHH ...Read more

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What is the cause of swelling feet and redness?

What is the cause of swelling feet and redness?

Vein dysfunction: The most likely diagnosis is vein dysfunction. A detailed sonogram of the veins and valves can determine the best solution. ...Read more

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The tops of my feet are really itchy. What could be the cause?

The tops of my feet are really itchy. What could be the cause?

Possibly fungus: Try an antifungal cream if no improvement see foot doc or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of body itch

What is the cause of body itch

Allergic Reaction: There are many causes and the reaction can range from very mild to severe. Thinks to consider includes food you ate, exposure to certain substance, a change in soap or detergent, etc. Most of the time, treatment with an anti- histamine can resolve the itching and probably cure your symptoms. It is good idea to remember if you exposed yourself to new products, ate certain type new food. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the reason for extreme dry flaky feet even the dole of the feet?

What is the reason for extreme dry flaky feet even the dole of the feet?

Athlete's foot?: You could have a fungal infection -- athlete's foot -- or other. Please let your physician see your feet and make suggestions for you. For best response you need a physical exam. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the significance hypertension and what are the causes of it?

What is the significance hypertension and what are the causes of it?

Hypertension: Hypertension untreated can cause heart and brain damage. Causes are numberous. Most common cause is related to lifestyle but other causes can be related to kidneys and certain hormone elevation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of restless legs and the treatments for it?

What is the cause of restless legs and the treatments for it?

Don't forget veins: An often overlooked cause of restless legs syndrome (rls) is venous insufficiency. If you have RLS and varicose veins, treating your vein problem might very well make your RLS go away. ...Read more

Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Included in the normal anatomy of the foot is what is known as the plantar or longitudinal arch. A normal arch protects excessive weight bearing to occur in certain parts of the foot. In flat foot, this arch is reduced in size. Mild cases may not cause symptoms, severe cases can potentially cause ...Read more


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Flatfeet (Definition)

A condition in which the arch of the foot is collapsed and comes in contact with the ground. In some individuals, this arch never develops while they are growing. ...Read more