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May 2017

Severe Foot Pain Linked to Recurrent Falls

BOSTON — Researchers from Hebrew Senior Life’s Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research have discovered that foot pain - particularly severe foot pain - correlates to a higher incidence of recurrent falls. This finding also extends to those diagnosed with planus foot posture (flat feet), indicating that both foot pain and foot posture may play a role in falls among older adults.