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Valgus heel

Feet footwear and arthritis

If you have rheumatoid arthritis it's fairly common for your heel to drift outwards. This is known as valgus heel. It may not cause any problems if it doesn't drift too far, but it can be troublesome if your arch flattens as a result. Early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis may slow the development of valgus heel.

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