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Flat Foot Causes & Risks


Flat feet are the mildest of many developmental (congenital) problems of the feet, the causes of which are not known. Lax joints (being “double jointed”) tend to run in families and produce flat feet along with unusual flexibility of other joints. Occasionally, they result from a ruptured ankle tendon, a foot injury, cerebral palsy , spina bifida , or muscular dystrophy .

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition. The following factors increase your chance of developing flat feet:

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