Pes planus also known as flat foot is the loss of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot, heel valgus deformity, and medial talar prominence. The deformity is usually asymptomatic and resolves spontaneously in the first decade of life, or occasionally progresses into a painful rigid form which causes significant disability.
The etiology of flatfoot has several factors implicated. These factors are Talipes equinovarus deformity, ligamentous laxity, foot equinus deformity, tibial torsional deformity, presence of the accessory navicular bone, congenital vertical talus, and tarsal coalition. Obesity is also a probable factor related to pes planus.
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