My feet felt the impact first. Running as I did, on the flats of my feet, worked fine in the mountains but exacted a price in cement-land. Immigration was jarring. I took it in the bones. The sharp pain started in the bottoms of my feet. I began walking on the outer edges, much to the chagrin of my ankles. Soon my knees were centers of excruciating pain. Each adjustment I made moved the stress point up my skeleton but didn’t provide relieve for points below. The pain in my hips, when it reached them, was dull and unrelenting. Pain in the foot that is caused by flat feet may be alleviated if the patient wears supportive well-fitted shoes. Some patients say that symptoms improve with extra-wide fitting shoes. Fitted insoles or orthotics (custom-designed arch supports) may relieve pressure from the arch and reduce pain if the patient's feet roll or over-pronate. The benefits of an orthotic only exist while it is being worn. Patients with tendonitis of the posterior tibial tendon may benefit if a wedge is inserted along the inside edge of the orthotic - this takes some of the load off the tendon tissue. As mentioned earlier, Plantar Fasciitis is an ailment that is often associated with the symptoms of Heel Pain and Heel Spurs. The Plantar Fascia is a flat band of fibrous ligaments located under the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes. This dense strip of tissues acts like a bow-string that spans the arch of the foot to give it support. Improper lacing or wearing tight shoes. Pain can be caused by tying the shoe laces too tight that impedes circulation to the feet and may cause injures the nerves. Wearing tight shoes can also lead to similar problems. Some flat feet are completely asymptomatic, meaning that the patient does not feel pain or discomfort from the condition. This occurs in cases of 'flexible feet', in which the foot has a visible arch when relaxed (for instance, when the patient is sitting). In cases of flexible flat feet, when the patient does not suffer any foot and leg pain, treatment is not necessary. In this article, I will discuss flat feet. I will explain what this condition is and what causes it. Then I will tell you how you can treat it and what steps you can take to prevent it from worsening and occurring in the first place. Apply only a light coating of virgin coconut oil and massage it on the affected area every night after cleaning your face and then leave it overnight till next morning. But do take note, some people may get more breakouts (when using coconut oil for acne treatment) within a week and last for a few weeks before they dry up and give you an almost flawless complexion. For best result, do it morning right after you wash your face and at night before bedtime. For better than best outcome, eat 1 - 3 tablespoons a day and you'll see a naturally smooth, shiny complexion over time. It’s also helped me realize that what we see of each other is just the small tip of a large iceberg. A vast territory exists beneath the waves that contains the real secrets of why we act and feel the way we do. It has helped me see activism, not as a process of confronting evil but rather of diagnosing trauma. My eight year old is flat footed. Although he does look like a an arch is starting to form. He plays sports like baseball and basketball and he jumps on our trampoline. Someone told me that jumping rope could help this. Thank You Prepared especially for fashion shoes, dress arch supports are generally used by women who put on fancy high heels or for men who require insoles to fix in taut and narrow dress shoes. These insoles are narrower and slighter than normal insoles, and give a lesser amount of support. However the shape is absolute for fixing into limiting footwear, and will permit for incessant correction when utilized with conservative arch support insoles for normal shoes and sneakers. Because of the progressive nature of PTTD, early treatment is advised. If treated early enough, your symptoms may resolve without the need for surgery and progression of your condition can be arrested. For preventing or treating shin splints, proper footwear is essential. All footwear should have excellent arch support, especially if your feet excessively pronate, which often accompanies flat feet or fallen arches Over-the-counter or prescription arch supports are a good choice, along with custom running shoes for excessive pronators from the big name running shoe brands. If running or walking on hard surfaces such as concrete, shoes with extra shock absorption should be worn, especially if you are a supinator. The Heel Spur is a bony growth on the heel, a result of the continuous pulling of the Fascia. This growth triggers pain in the surrounding tissues that get inflamed.