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Are Flat Feet Happy Feet?

My sister-in-law was a talented ballerina.  As with most sports, genetics plays a huge roll in sport success.  She was born with great lines including high arches in her feet making her point extra special.  

As children start bearing weight through their legs, the muscles, bones and nerves in their feet begin to change.  The arches in the feet form as the forces from the muscles and gravity shape the body.  It’s physics and it’s pretty cool how the pull of external forces impact our body’s structural development.  I could go on for pages about the dorky concepts of force and Wolff’s law, but I’ll spare you the details today.  Instead, let’s focus on the optics of feet; specifically, let’s focus on flat feet. (Flat feet is referred to as "pes planus" in the medical world)

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