flat foot
Dr. Somesh Deb

Flat feet, also called pes planus, is a deformity that occurs when the arch of the foot collapses and comes into complete or near-complete contact with the ground. The condition may be congenital (occurring at the time of birth) or acquired (developing over time, most often as a result of age or injury).

Is it bad to have flat feet?

People are more likely to develop flat feet if they have obesity or diabetes. Flat feet are also more common during pregnancy. Flat feet can develop with age too. ... Damage to the tendon may cause the foot arch to flatten.

How do I know if I have flat feet?

Test Yourself for Flat Feet

Get your feet wet.
Stand on a flat surface where your footprint will show, such as on a concrete walkway.
Step away and look at the prints. If you see complete imprints of the bottom of your feet on the surface, then you're likely to have flat feet.

What are flat feet good for?

The entire line of Good Feet arch supports is designed to support the feet and hold the four arches of the foot in the ideal position, strengthening the muscles in the feet, and enhancing the biomechanics of a flat foot.