Flat Feet

Causes of Flat Feet

Foot shape and arch type have a strong hereditary component, but a number of conditions and events can cause or contribute to flat feet:

  •     A posterior tibial tendon tear can cause the arches to fall.
  •    Obesity and pregnancy put excessive stress on the arches and tendons and cause the arch to flatten.
  •     Systemic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes can also lead to fallen arches and flat feet.
  •     A flattening of the arch often occurs as a result of the aging process.

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