Pes Planus and Pes Cavus are thought by some to have an effect on the knees. The biomechanical effects are postulated to change the Patello-Femoral function thereby causing PFPS. Muscles exert a pull on the bones in order to produce movement. If the Quadriceps Muscles exert an uneven pull on the Patella then it is postulated that this could alter the Patello-Femoral function. The most common theory for PFPS is that the Vastus Medialis Obliques muscle is weak and therefore does not balance the pull exerted by the other Quad muscles and laterally mal-tracks the Patella. Many other factors also put stress on the feet and cause or contribute to plantar fasciitis. Sudden strenuous activity after a period of long-term inactivity, abnormal walking patterns, and improper footwear, walking on hard or uneven surfaces, weak foot muscles, muscle imbalances and obesity are among the chief culprits. You should not feel alone if you have flat feet. In fact, it is the deformity most often seen by podiatrists. Pes planus is the official name given to the condition of having flat feet. Flat feet or pes planus is a reference to having lost an arch at the bottom of your foot. Lipitor is a retail form of the medication atorvastatin, and is used to lower excessive levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol. In addition to producing its desired effects, it may cause symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED). Facial pain, stuffy nose, fever, cough, discolored nasal discharge, and/or a headache are all indications of a potential sinus infection. Sinus infections (sinusitis) can result from bacterial or viral infections. In children, infected and/or swollen adenoids might be to blame. Varicose veins are swollen, superficial veins that have lost their ability to efficiently move oxygen-depleted blood from the body back to the heart. Heat closure treatment is one method of repairing these veins. The towel grab can help to decrease pain and increase your arch. Stand or sit with hand towel placed under one of your feet. Curl your toes and use the arch of your foot to scrunch the towel together. You can also use your foot to straighten the towel back out. Complete one set of 10 repetitions for each of your feet. You Might Also Like Single Leg Balance Prostatitis is an infection of the prostate gland that results in inflammation. It is most often caused by a bacterial infection that stems from the urethra, which is the tube through which urine travels from the bladder out of the body. Orthotic management of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction requires careful consideration of progression of deformity and tolerable corrective forces. Orthoses must be fabricated with adequate relief of all medial bony prominences. Given the progressive and biomechanical nature of this pathology, a radiographical study comparing effectiveness of the above orthoses and any other orthoses deemed appropriate is necessary to develop definitive orthotic plans. The child's foot is not simply a small-scale model of an adult foot. It's shape is not conclusively established until growth stops at the end of the second decade of life. Podiatrists identify and treat children's foot issues by mindful examination of the foot, and lower limb, where essential.