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How can you test yourself for fallen arches or flat feet?

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Follow these steps:

1. Get your feet wet.

2. Stand on a flat surface where your footprint will show, like a concrete walkway.

3. 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.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Adult (Acquired) Flatfoot;" "Flexible Flatfoot in Children; "Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction;" and "Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle."

eMedcine: "Acquired Flatfoot."

Snyder, K. Medscape/Applied Radiology Online: "Flat Feet."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on March 7, 2020

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Adult (Acquired) Flatfoot;" "Flexible Flatfoot in Children; "Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction;" and "Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle."

eMedcine: "Acquired Flatfoot."

Snyder, K. Medscape/Applied Radiology Online: "Flat Feet."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on March 7, 2020

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