Can Flat Feet Cause Hip Problems?

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Definition

Pes planus is a condition in which the arch or instep of the foot collapses and comes in contact with the ground. In some individuals, this arch never develops while they are growing.


Alternative Names

Pes planovalgus; Flat feet; Fallen arches; Pronation of feet


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood. By adulthood, most people...

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