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What is the cause of flat feet?

What is the cause of flat feet?

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 of the ligaments in the foot and it is how your are. Give yourself a lift and get some inserts (arch supports) and if problems, see your orthopedist with interest in feet or a podiatrist. Don't be a "pain in the foot"! ...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 causes flexible flat feet?

What causes flexible flat feet?

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

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What are the common symptoms from caused from flat feet? Mild to severe...

What are the common symptoms from caused from flat feet?  Mild to severe...

Pain: Pain in arches of feet, pain along sides of ankle. In advanced cases pain can come from arthritic joints in the foot. ...Read more

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What is forefoot varus? Does it cause flat feet?

What is forefoot varus? Does it cause flat feet?

When the inner: Portion of the foot (medial aspect) is higher than the later side because the foot is inverted on the frontal plane. Whether it causes a flatfoot or not is very debatatable, and not enough space here to get into. ...Read more

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Can flat feet cause other problems?

Yes they can: Yes they potentially can especially if flat feet are acquired ( that is person is not born with them). ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain caused by flat feet?

How can I relieve pain caused by flat feet?

Shoes, orthotics.: If you allow your foot to function "flat" as an adult, it can often progress to a more painful, flatter foot over months to years. This may be due to posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, or pttd. Check with your doctor: you may need custom inserts, an ankle brace, or surgery to prevent further deformity and pain. ...Read more

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What can I do to diminish pain caused by flat feet?

Orthotics: See a board certified podiatrist and have a set of custom made functional forefoot orthosis balanced to neutral made for you. ...Read more

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Pain in ankles caused by flat feet?

Possible: If your flat feet are severe it makes the ankles unstable and puts pressure on the ankle creating pain. ...Read more

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Can flat feet cause frequent sprains?

Yes: When your feet are naturally flat, your body will want to compensate by rolling to the outside of your foot/ankle. This can create ankle sprains. Get orthotics from your podiatrist or try some 3/4 shoes to help hold your feet more stable. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Hadfield
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Flatfoot is also known as Flat feet. 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. David Hettinger
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Flat Feet (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 ...Read more