Ailments & ConditionsYour Health

Flatfoot (Pes Planus) – Facts to Know

What Is Pes Planus?

Pes planus, also known as fallen arches or flat feet, is a deformity that happens when the arch of the foot is collapsed and comes into near-complete or complete contact with the ground when you are standing. This would lead to pain during strenuous physical activities. This condition can be acquired over time due to injury or congenital, meaning it might occur at birth. Around 20 percent of the general population experience some degree of this problem. Having pes planus as a kid is rarely severe, but it would last through adulthood. [1]