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Why do flat feet make people more prone to stress fractures?

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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In brief: Micro trauma to bone

Flat feet is a condition in which the arch of the foot collapse, causing the foot to be contact with the ground .
With repetitive usage , esp with runners, it causes muscles to be fatigue, in turn put stress to the bones which can cause stress fractures..

In brief: Micro trauma to bone

Flat feet is a condition in which the arch of the foot collapse, causing the foot to be contact with the ground .
With repetitive usage , esp with runners, it causes muscles to be fatigue, in turn put stress to the bones which can cause stress fractures..
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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In brief: Increased pressure

Flat feet cause abnormal pressures on areas of the foot not designed to handle increased load during weightbearing, metatarsal stress fractures are the most common particularly the second metatarsal- as the foot flattens, or pronates, load is shifted from the first metatarsal to the second potentialy over time causing a stress fracture.

In brief: Increased pressure

Flat feet cause abnormal pressures on areas of the foot not designed to handle increased load during weightbearing, metatarsal stress fractures are the most common particularly the second metatarsal- as the foot flattens, or pronates, load is shifted from the first metatarsal to the second potentialy over time causing a stress fracture.
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