Flat feet (also called pes planus or fallen arches) is a postural deformity in which the arch of the foot collapses, with the entire sole of the foot coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground. Some individuals (an estimated 20–30% of the general population) have an arch that simply never develops in one foot (unilaterally) or both feet (bilaterally).
Flat feet can also develop due to injury, illness, unusual or prolonged stress to the foot, faulty biomechanics or as part of the normal aging process. This is most common in women over 40 years of age. Known risk factors include obesity, hypertension or diabetes. Flat feet can also occur in pregnant women as a result of temporary changes, due to increased elastin during pregnancy. However, if developed by adulthood, flat feet generally remain flat permanently.
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