What Causes Painful Knots On Heels?

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Flat Feet


"Flat foot," or pes planus, is a defect of the foot that eliminates the arch. The condition is most often inherited. Arches, however, can also fall in adulthood, in which case the condition is sometimes referred to as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD). This occurs most often in women over age 50, but it can occur in anyone. The following are risk factors for PTTD:

  • Wearing high heels for long periods of time is a particular risk for flat feet. Over the years, the Achilles tendon...
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