Archive | June 2014

Pes Planus (Flat Foot)

Athlete’s Foot – If you are an athlete of any kind then one thing you should always be trying to avoid getting is athlete’s foot, which an infection of the foot caused by a fungus. Of course, you don’t really need to be an athlete to get this. To avoid getting athlete’s foot it is important to wear moisture wicking socks while you workout to prevent your feet from getting too moist. It is also important for everyone to dry their feet thoroughly after they get out of the shower. Therapeutic Exercises (TE) including stretching and strengthening exercises to regain range of motion and strengthen the foot and effected muscle.

Mayoclinic.com defines flat feet as a condition in which the arches of a person’s feet are flat to the ground. In some cases, this causes a person’s ankles to turn inward causing ankle, knee and foot problems. If this occurs, it is best to seek medical help. Osteomyelitis can affect children after they have had a bone break or injury. Because it is easy to attribute its symptoms to what has already occurred it is important for parents to be aware of the signs of osteomyelitis so treatment can be sought immediately.

Lose weight. Carrying excess weight on your body exerts excess pressure on your feet and can exacerbate flat feet. A study performed by the University of Wollongong, with results published in a 2006 issue of “Obesity,” found that children who were overweight had significantly lower arches than children who were at a healthier weight. By losing weight, you may notice a decrease in your foot pain as well as a slew of other side effects of being overweight. Things You’ll Need Various medical orthotics – These are medically prescribes equipments and appliances that raise the middle-foot to form an artificial cushioning curvature as found in normal feet. Find out more

Since medicine is anart and not a science and the results can not be guaranteed, mostdoctors will attempt to use shoes and arch supports to treat theproblem. Surgery will be used as a last resort where the problemis so painful that the patient can not function with a normallife and shoes and arch supports have been unable to give relief. Over-pronation causes the legs to rotate internally, which leads to an irregular motion in the knee joint and it also forces our pelvis to tilt forward which puts tension on the muscles in the lower back. How does orthotics work?pes planus radiology

Studies suggest 20-30 percent of all people suffer from flat feet. Duck feet, as some may call it, is medically describes as pes planus Though flatfoot is a well recognized diagnosis, its cause is not as well defined. Flatfoot can be seen in young children and is actually considered normal up to the age of two or even five years old. Some flatfoot conditions occur much later in life and in reality; flatfoot can be encountered at any age and cause a broad range of pain from absolutely none to physically debilitating.

Service connection for left foot pain was previously considered by rating action of February 7, 2002 and became final February 8, 2003. To reopen this claim you must submit new and material evidence to show that you developed a chronic left foot pain condition while on active duty which continues to be present today. You failed to submit any new evidence to show that you developed your chronic foot pain condition while on active duty. I’m not discharged yet nor even begun paper work, but should I continue getting “qualed” and taking it serious if there going to give me the boot in a couple months?

I scheduled a follow up and within a month saw Dr. Ryan again. This time he noted in his report and I concurred that “I have seen Jonathan in follow-up in regards to his back. He states his symptoms are still the same. He has not received the therapy that I had recommended. He comes for follow-up. He is requesting causation for his pain.” From that point forward I contacted Dr. Hodges and asked for a Medical Board review to look over my medical records and allow me to get a medical honorable discharge from the military. Yet that is a WHOLE different story.

Is an abnormal condition (less than 3% of cases) and may indicate bone abnormality in the foot due to disease or injury. Flat feet that are inflexible and painful may result from a condition called tarsal coalition. Tarsal coalition occurs when two bones in the foot fuse together. This results in a highly inflexible foot and pain during walking, and shoes with arches may make the condition even worse. Children who exhibit flat feet and complain frequently of foot pain should be evaluated by a doctor, and normally undergo surgical treatment in their pre-teen years to correct the fusing. pes planus symptoms

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This entry was posted on June 12, 2014, in Pes Planus.