A flatfoot is a complex disorder that can manifest early in the ambulatory phase of life. It displays collapse of the arch of the foot and often a tight Achilles tendon. Most children begin walking with a flatfoot but quickly develop into a propulsive gait. There are varying degrees of flatfeet and a strong genetic predisposition to the development of. Parents with a history of flatfeet must have there children carefully evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist early in life. Jun 04, 2011 By Hannah Mich Photo Caption Wrapping your ankle with an elastic wrap may reduce swelling and pain. Photo Credit John Foxx/Stockbyte/Getty Images
The arches of the feet are very important to assist in helping us spring forward painlessly. If the arch from below the toes to the heels is very high it can cause strain.The technical term for an excessively high arch is Pes Cavus. Massage using a plain carrier oil, such as Sweet Almond Oil, can help reduce the pain of this. If this arch is flat we are described as flat-footed ( Pes Planus Valgus or PPV). Some children have problems with flat feet. Simple foot exercises can help this.
Although many people may not seek treatment for minor symptoms, a person who experiences significant pain and difficulty in moving should seek medical consultation and treatment. The condition is often diagnosed from a complete medical history and physical examination, but a doctor may also include examinations to test the strength of one’s muscles and tendons, and to evaluate anatomical defects through the use of x-rays and MRI. Treatment of Flat Feet Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood. By adulthood, most people have developed normal arches.
There are other causes of foot pain, more serious, that need attention from a health care professional. These include gout, broken bones and arthritis. Foot pain can be treated with simple medication found over the counter. One such product, PAINenz, is a a roll-on topical analgesic that has been found to be effective in the fight against feet pain. The main ingredient , capsaicin is known for its pain-relieving properties. People who over-pronate, who have a genetic-based predisposition to roll their feet inward too much every time they step, are also susceptible. When they do this, it can put pressure on the big toe and first metatarsal.
Blood pressure measures the amount of pressure in your arteries when your heart is both resting and active. Low blood pressure, or hypotension, is typically when your systolic pressure is lower than 90 and your diastolic pressure is lower than 60. In severe cases, it can be life threatening. There are treatments for low blood pressure, including both home remedies and prescription medications. Support stockings are also called compression hose and travel stockings. They have various levels of compression and some are graduated to provide more pressure at the bottom. They also can be knee high or thigh high. Support stockings can be worn on one leg or both legs.
Tightness in your hamstrings and your heel cord – or Achilles tendon – can cause major discomfort when you move. Since these two parts are connected by nerves and fasciae, the tightness sensation in one area, such as the heel cord, can affect how tight your hamstrings feel and vice versa. Since tightness in these areas can be caused by different factors, there are several ways to alleviate hamstring and heel cord tightness. Inflammation Aiming to confirm the diagnosis objectively we applied the modern diagnostic methodology, arch index (AI). The result was 0.33, which is a mathematical proof that the Ephesus foot is definitely flat. Conclusion
Parents are usually concerned when they notice that their child’s feet are flat. Often, they take them to the doctor only to be told that their child will outgrow the deformity, which is often the case; however, in the instances when they don’t, they become more susceptible later in life to heel pain, arthritis and tendonitis. Treated early and aggressively, these conditions can be avoided in most cases. Weight and Feet – With an ever increasing incidence of obesity in the US population, a link has been discovered between foot pathology and weight. The more you weigh the greater incidence of developing diabetes, plantar fasciitis, and osteoarthritis.