Treatment, Causes, & More

Surgical procedures for flat feet vary depending on the root cause of the condition. Surgical correction to control pronation may include bone implants or Achilles tendon lengthening. Tendon transfer, which is a procedure to re-attach a tendon to another area of bone, may also be used to reduce pronation and improve foot function. The biomechanics of the leg involves a complicated chain of events. Once your foot hits the ground, the position, strength and flexibility of the foot will influence how forces are passed up the leg. In the same vein, the strength and flexibility of the hip will impact how and where those forces are absorbed.

The spleen is a small organ the size of your fist that lies behind your rib cage on the left side composed of white and red pulp tissues. It plays an important role in immune functions. The spleen removes abnormal cells and microorganisms from the blood. There are basically two types of spleen disorders. Splenomegaly is the enlargement of the spleen. A ruptured spleen is a serious medical disorder that requires emergency care. Blood pours out of a ruptured spleen into the abdomen, and the patient bleeds to death without treatment.

There’s a definite relationship between a sinus infection and tooth pain. Maxillary sinusitis pain can be felt throughout the jaw, teeth, cheeks and eyes. Pain is most often felt along the top row of teeth and causes swelling of the palate. Despite the close relationship between a sinus infection and toothache, there are ways to determine if the pain is sinus related or dental related. Xerostemia (dry mouth) is a condition that causes a lack of saliva. While everyone experiences this dryness from time to time, chronic dry mouth can lead to dental problems and issues with eating and digestion. Treatment will depend on the exact cause of the xerostemia.

Foam Rolling for Gastrocnemius/Soleus (Calf Muscles) and musculotendinous junction (where calf muscle becomes achilles tendon). This is a great way to release tension in the calves which can be pulling excessively on the Achilles and tissue of the foot. Many times problems arise in the musculotendinous junction, which is typically 3-5″ above the heel. Have the athlete cross one leg over the other, and push up and down with arms while pressing down on their calves. Be sure to rotate the toes in and out to get the entire width/length of the muscles.pes planus icd 9

Both an osteopath or a chiropractor should be able to take a look at the structural alignment, or rather misalignment and offer treatment and exercises to recalibrate the back, or hips, or legs, or whatever the cause is found to be. I’ve personally met someone with flat feet who gave themselves an arch. As he described it, he did exercises that lengthened his peroneus longus muscle and toned or tightened his tibialis anterior muscle. Admittedly, he had to exercise every day, and if he didn’t (or even if he stayed on his feet for more than 8 hours) his pronation would return.

Flat feet or pes planus, is a condition that affects individuals of all age groups. If you have flat feet, an arch is not present when you stand. Most individuals with flat feet will never experience any pain or problems. For others, flat feet can cause pain in the feet, ankles and lower legs. One means of correcting flat feet is through a series of foot exercises. These exercises can help to strengthen the arch of your foot. Always consult a doctor before beginning a correction exercise program for flat feet. Towel Grab

Hip replacement surgery is designed to reconstruct a damaged hip joint with prosthetic implant materials that restore normal hip joint function and anatomy. The results of hip replacement surgery are very predictable (and usually excellent), and the operation and the prosthetic implant materials used have improved considerably since the operation became routine in the early 1960s. What follows is a brief guide outlining the degrees and types of hip joint dysfunction that normally warrant surgical hip replacement. Bone lesions are abnormalities in bone tissue that may disrupt normal body processes or create structural deficiencies. These sorts of abnormalities have a broad range of potential underlying causes.

Training errors” are probably the number one cause of overuse injury among athletes or anyone participating in a regular training program. The more common “errors” that lead to injury involve the mismanagement of the frequency, volume, intensity and recovery within a training program. These variables are a part of every training program and need to be manipulated individually and as a group in a way that allows the body to develop a “tolerance” to the activity so progression can occur without injury. John Hinds is a physical therapist with more than 20 years experience focusing on orthopedic and sports rehabilitation and is the owner and founder of Cadence Insoles (

If your child has flat feet , there may be no need for worry – it could be normal for their age. Many parents become concerned when they notice that their child has flat feet Depending on the age of your child, it may be nothing to worry about or it may indicate fallen arches, which Podiatrists call pes planus Remember, wear arch supports if you are standing, exercising, shopping, working, and always at home. A number of products are available in stores near you. Start today, and you’ll be amazed at how much better you will feel.