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Is having flat feet genetic?

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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
4 doctors agree

In brief: It can be

Flat feet can be genetic or it can be acquired.

In brief: It can be

Flat feet can be genetic or it can be acquired.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Dr. Selene Parekh
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, flat feet or per planus can be genetic, but could result from trauma.
Trauma induced flatfeet usually is unilateral, while bilateral flatfeet is genetic.

In brief: Yes

Yes, flat feet or per planus can be genetic, but could result from trauma.
Trauma induced flatfeet usually is unilateral, while bilateral flatfeet is genetic.
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Pes planus can be a result of genetic factors, joint laxity, anatomic variances and posterior tibial tendon degeneration (adult-acquired flat feet).

In brief: Depends

Pes planus can be a result of genetic factors, joint laxity, anatomic variances and posterior tibial tendon degeneration (adult-acquired flat feet).
Dr. Blake Miller
Dr. Blake Miller
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Dr. Robert Conenello
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Robert Conenello
Dr. Robert Conenello
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Flat feet is genetic because the shape of a person's body, including his feet, is inherited from his parents through the genes.
People with flat feet often have relatives with flat feet.

In brief: Yes

Flat feet is genetic because the shape of a person's body, including his feet, is inherited from his parents through the genes.
People with flat feet often have relatives with flat feet.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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