Having flat feet is a type of postural deformity where the sole of the feet does not have any arches. According to the Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research, a flat foot is common among 13.8 percent of 18 to 21-year-old adults in a study involving 250 males and 250 females.
Our orthopedic doctor in Boca Raton says that the arch of the foot is important to the structural function and biomechanics of the lower leg. When this arch isn't properly developed, flat-footed patients may experience problems and conditions that can affect their mobility. They may also develop a condition known as plantar fasciitis, which can be painful and limiting.
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