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Deformity of a 10-year-old girl's foot due to the condition called flat foot. Here, it is the mid-foot that has been deformed by the condition. Flat foot is the absence of any arching of the foot, which causes the sole to lie flat on the ground. The condition may be present in infancy or acquired in adult life, through prolonged standing or being overweight.
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