Our feet are incredibly well specialized structures. There are 26 different bones in each foot, held together by 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments (in each foot). They way they weave and align together determine the formation of our arches. The aim of the arches is to give us spring and distribute our body weight across our feet and legs. The structures of the arches of our feet determine how we walk - they are rigid levels which allow us to move smoothly. However, the arches need to be sturdy as well as flexible to adapt to various surfaces and stresses. Increases in arch insert height were associated with demonstrated statistically significant changes in dynamic stability. The greatest improvement happened at the 66% arch height (Figure 6). During the single support phase of gait, subjects wearing the 66% arch height insert exhibited the lowest maximum and highest minimum values for medial-lateral COM-BOS difference (p < 0.04). These findings emphasis that orthotics are effective in reducing the motions of the foot and lower extremity in FFF individuals. They also indicate that an incremental increase in orthotic height does have a direct relationship to how much change will be observed in terms of maximum rearfoot and tibial internal rotation angles. I got rated a 0% SC for Bi-lateral Pes Planus. Because they noted a 2008 document that I stated no foot pain, but that is not acurate, It statesI have heel pain and shin splints. They did not mention the two surgeons that specialize in foot surgeries and treated me after that date. I pasted what I found required for the 10% rating. I have plantar faciitis heel pain and posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. Does having the pain on use and manipulation qualify for the 10% or do you also need the inward bowing of the acilles? Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is a common cause of fallen arches in adults. The tendon runs along the bottom of the foot and up the back of the ankle, connecting to the tibialis posterior muscle in the calf. The posterior tibial tendon is an important support for the foot arch. Overuse, inflammation and tears of the tendon may cause progressive foot and ankle pain and the development of flat feet. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons states that an ankle brace, leg cast or removable boot may be used to temporarily immobilize the posterior tibial tendon, facilitating healing. Surgery. An Achilles tendon tear or rupture can be one of the most debilitating injuries to the body and can severely hamper a person's ability to walk. Proper healing of the area requires certain precautions be taken at the outset. Ongoing healing processes may rely heavily on specialized exercises designed to ensure proper repair of the tendon. Chronic illnesses such as arthritis and tendinitis or fractures from a fall can trigger recurrent joint pain, which may be accompanied by swelling. Whether the pain is mild or severe, there are several ways to cope with pain and inflammation. Hardness in the abdomen after a surgery, such as uterine fibroid removal, is due to creation of scar tissue. Adhesions are areas of hardened tissue that may form in places other than the incision. They are areas of scar tissue that can occur when tissue is exposed to a dry environment during surgery. A surgeon can take preventative measures to decrease the incidence of adhesions by keeping tissue moist during surgery or performing surgery laproscopically instead of an open abdominal surgery. Meniere's disease is a disorder that can cause vertigo, a dizziness that can be incapacitating. Betahistine is a medication that is prescribed for the treatment of this medical condition. Lyrica CV is an oral medication prescribed for several different disorders including Neuropathic pain, Postherpetic neuralgia, patients with partial onset seizures, Renal Impairment and for the management of Fibromyalgia. Lyrica is a prescription drug and as with any prescription drug, Lyrica is not without side effects. 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. Dr. Fitzgibbons and his colleagues conducted a small prospective study to measure the effectiveness of subtalar arthroereisis screw placement as an adjunct to symptomatic tarsal coalition resection in patients with associated flatfoot deformity. Each of the four patients (aged 11, 13, 16, and 26 years; two male, two female) underwent tarsal coalition resection and placement of a subtalar arthroereisis screw between November 2007 and June 2009. The standard surgical approach for middle facet or calca-neonavicular coalition resection was used on each patient, and the arthroereisis screw was inserted using the sinus-tarsi approach (Fig. 1).