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What is meant by flat feet?

Flat feet are hereditary. 'Fallen arches' are a different name for this condition and its cause is an imbalance in muscles or tendon.

Some individuals suffering from flat feet may not feel pain at all, while others experience severe pain in the arch area, along with the ball of the foot, or the knee.

The most common treatment option is orthotic therapy which helps manage the pain associated with flat feet. Custom made insoles, supports for the arch and orthotic devices are advised to provide stability for flat feet.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/