Do I Have Flat Feet?

Laminectomy, also referred to as a decompression, is the surgical removal of the lamina (hard covering of the spinal canal). Laminectomy is typically preformed on individuals who have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis. In some cases, a laminectomy might be performed during a repair of disk herniation. Removal of the lamina enlarges the spinal canal area, relieving pressure on nearby nerves. A six- to 12-week recovery period is typical after a laminectomy. Compartment syndrome of the lower legs, or chronic exertional compartment syndrome, is a condition that causes pain in the lower leg muscles during exercise. Several tests are used to diagnose compartment syndrome.

While some children experience delayed growth due to medical issues, most children will grow to a genetically predisposed height by the time they are adults. The rate at which they will grow varies from child to child and may be influenced by environmental factors as well. While there is no way to artificially make a child grow taller, certain steps will help your child’s height increase at a normal, healthy pace. Always consult a doctor with any questions about your child’s growth. People who sit at a desk all day often experience back problems, and one frequently suggested solution is to use an exercise ball instead of a desk chair.

Personally, I feel that it has become so frequent in our athletes that many people tend to wrongly overlook it as not being an issue. I believe that by learning about how flat feet and other faulty biomechanics may contribute to injury, members of the sport will better understand the reasons awareness is needed. There are some great ways to stay ahead of foot problems and possibly prevent both progressive and traumatic injuries within the sport. As I did with the post on hip flexors, I will briefly go over some anatomy for a basic understanding.

BFor those more knowledgeable I ask you, how do I go about this?/B I’m 24 years old, put on some weight since, but losing it slowly. Like I said, I am determined to enlist again and go through with it. But I fear I can’t do it without my orthotics. I know I can manage BCT again if I have my orthotics on. Last ASVAB was AFQT 74. GT118. Average of all line scores is 115. I really need someone who would take the time to help me get a waiver and signed up as MP.pes planus valgus

Brandt R. Gibson, DPM, MS is a foot and ankle specialist with special interest in keeping children active. He is located in American Fork, Utah. His goal is to educate people and help them “optimize what they were born with.” For further educational materials and recommended medical products, visit A free book on foot and ankle health can also be ordered at deformities w/ heel cord contracture in patients w/ CP will generally tend to have break down of mid-foot and longitudinal arch; Evans calcaneal lengthening procedure for spastic flexible flatfoot in 32 patients (46 feet) with a followup of 3 to 9 years.

Orthotic is a branch of health that is involved with the designing of gadgets used to reinforce and restore the role of the limb. These gadgets are known as orthoses. They are meant for use by people with medical and physical abnormalities of their feet which give them pain and irritation when they are wearing ordinary shoes and standing for longer times. This footwear works by manipulating the ground-foot contact as the person walks or stands. Patients may be overweight. A typical scenario is a middle-aged person who suddenly increases their activity level. It is a common disorder in runners and hikers.

Identifying pes cavus is a straightforward process. The high arched foot is noticeable to anyone, but an orthopedic surgeon should evaluate the individual in order to identify some of the nuances of the condition. Diagnosing which muscles are tight or weak and assessing their potential to be stretched or strengthened is important for initiating an effective treatment plan. Also, the cavus foot causes increased body weight to be distributed through areas of the foot that are not designed for this purpose. Evaluation by the surgeon will aid in a proper prescription of orthotics, if deemed necessary.

Flat feet may be painless in most adults, but this condition may lead to low back pain in certain individuals. If left unchecked, your flat feet may impair your ability to walk, climb stairs, and wear shoes, and this condition can interfere with the normal alignment of your legs. Flat feet can be flexible and floppy, or they can involve rigidity and lack of motion, depending on the underlying cause of this musculoskeletal health problem. You may develop a flat foot on one or both sides of your body. This is the appearance of pes planus, or flatfoot, which occurs in up to 20% of adults with no other abnormalities.