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What is the cause of flat feet?

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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
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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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