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Can having flat feet cause you to have a higher chance of MCL injury?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Possibly

With your arch down you may put higher stress on the inner side of your knee with walking and running.
So it's possible but not the main reason most of the time.

In brief: Possibly

With your arch down you may put higher stress on the inner side of your knee with walking and running.
So it's possible but not the main reason most of the time.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes, at least theoretically.
If you have severe flat feet you tend to have valgus ("knock kneed") ankles and secondary external rotation of your lower legs. This forces the knees to externally rotate and creates a valgus ("knock kneed") stress on the medial knee and medial collateral ligament (mcl).

In brief: Yes

Yes, at least theoretically.
If you have severe flat feet you tend to have valgus ("knock kneed") ankles and secondary external rotation of your lower legs. This forces the knees to externally rotate and creates a valgus ("knock kneed") stress on the medial knee and medial collateral ligament (mcl).
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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