This problem is more common in older adults. Other things that may raise the risk of this problem are:
- Feet with high arches
- Feet with abnormally long bones
- Hammer toes
- Playing high-impact sports
- Being overweight
- Wearing shoes that do not fit well or high heels
- Problems with blood flow
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