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The Wrong Kind of Inheritance
Authored by Dr. Burton S. Schuler, Google+
This is a very bad bunion, you are born with the tendency to get this problem. When someone says that you strongly resemble one parent or the other, bear in mind that this resemblance includes the structure of your foot. In lining up four generations of the same family, we have learned that certain deformities, or at least a tendency toward certain weaknesses, will repeat themselves again and again. That is not to say that you are destined to inherit the same foot pathology your parents have, but in the process of inheriting a poor or weak foot, you open up a Pandora’s box that can eventually lead to any number of foot ailments.
During the initial examination, we always ask the patient: “Did Mother, Dad or Great Uncle Louis have bad feet?” The vast majority of the time the answer is yes.
People who inherit poor feet experience day-in, day-out micro trauma so that it takes about 30 to 40 years for their foot problems to first appear. We generally start to see our patients in the fourth decade of life for that is when the vast majority begin to seek out our services. Most foot problems are caused by inheritance. Yes, if you stand on your feet 16 hours a day they will hurt. But for the most part, most foot problems are caused by picking the wrong parents when it comes to you feet. The Morton’s Toe is the problem most often inherited that causes foot problems.