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Pes Planus

Definition

Pes planus is also popularly known as flat feet or fallen arches. This is a condition wherein the foot arch collapses making the entire sole of the foot becoming completely or nearly in contact to the ground. Having Pes planus also does not mean decreased in foot speed as it do not affect a person's response to Plantar reflex test.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of Pes planus can be easily done by a podiatrist or a chiropodist even during personal consultation. At home, one can diagnose Pes planus by the "wet foot" test. The persone can do it by soaking the feet in water then stand on a dry surface or on a heavy paper. The feet should leave an impression of a dry area for the arch to test negative to Pes planus.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of having Pes planus is having completely or almost completely flat sole touching the ground.

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