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What is the cause of flat feet?
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4 doctors agree
In brief: INHERITED
The most common, but not only, reason is hereditary.

In brief: INHERITED
The most common, but not only, reason is hereditary.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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"!

In brief: 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"!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Usually just foot pain.
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Flat feet
Unless you have had your feet severely damaged somehow , it is just how you are .
If it causes problems see your podiatrist for assistance

In brief: Flat feet
Unless you have had your feet severely damaged somehow , it is just how you are .
If it causes problems see your podiatrist for assistance
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
In brief: Hereditary
would be the primary….

In brief: Hereditary
would be the primary….
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Maxim Tyorkin
Sports Medicine
In brief: Born with it
Most people with flat feet are born with it.
In those people the flat feet have little or no effect on their everyday life. Some people can develop flat feet over time usually due to a poorly functioning posterior tibial tendon. The posterior tibial tendon is located just behind inner (medial) ankle bone. In those people usually the first step in treatment is orthotics (shoe inserts) or bracing.

In brief: Born with it
Most people with flat feet are born with it.
In those people the flat feet have little or no effect on their everyday life. Some people can develop flat feet over time usually due to a poorly functioning posterior tibial tendon. The posterior tibial tendon is located just behind inner (medial) ankle bone. In those people usually the first step in treatment is orthotics (shoe inserts) or bracing.
Dr. Maxim Tyorkin
Dr. Maxim Tyorkin
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