Podiatrist, Dr. Brennan Reed states, "most people know about the longitudinal part of the foot, which we talk about either being high or low. But there's also another arch called the transverse arch that goes across the foot from side to side. You can see for yourself by looking at your wet footprint when you walk out of a pool. If you have a footprint that is kind of C shaped, you can see your toe pressures and you can see kind of a spot where your arch is, you probably have a normal or maybe a high arch. If you step out and your foot is wet and it's flat because every part of your foot is touching the ground like a pancake, then you know that your foot is flexible or has a low arch, Depending on your job and activity type, you may be okay with a flexible or low arch." Most people are born with a postural deficit known as overpronation and pes planus.
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