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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
Are foot problems hereditary?

A

Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Certain foot problems can be related more to your activity or even your occupation. However, you do inherit your foot type from your family. Depending upon whether your foot structure receives proper support and attention can determine whether the muscular imbalances that are inherited with your foot type turn into deformities. We often recommend custom orthotics if your parents/grandparents have disabling foot deformities, to prevent the same problems down the line.

- Jocelyn M.