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pes planus

Line breaks: pes pla¦nus
Pronunciation: /ˈpleɪnəs
 
, ˈplɑːnəs/

Definition of pes planus in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Technical term for flatfoot.
Example sentences
  • I assessed muscle imbalances relating to contracted and fibrotic hamstrings, knee dysfunction as well as pes planus of the feet.
  • Individuals with pes planus (low arches or flat feet) or pes cavus (high arches) are at increased risk for developing plantar fasciitis.
  • Conditions that increase tension on the plantar fascia and may cause pain include pes planus, pes cavus, decreased subtalar joint mobility, and a tight Achilles tendon.

Origin

Latin.

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