Archive for the ‘High Arched Feet’ Category

Barbie was first made in 1959 by Mattel and millions have been sold all over the globe since then. On March 9th 1959 Barbie was exhibited at the New York Toy Fair and that date is her official birthday. She wore a one piece black and white zebra striped swimsuit,high heel open toe shoes,hoop earrings and had white sunglasses with blue lenses. She has blonde or brunette hair pulled back in a ponytail and she has strongly arched eyebrows and white irises. She was made from a type of plastic which has faded to white over the years. Pend. Copyright MCMVIII.

High arch, also called cavus foot , causes rigidity in the foot and the body’s natural ability to absorb shock is hampered. Several other problems typically occur due to high arches; heel pain, Achilles tendonitis, painful bumps on the back of the heel called bone spurs, and arch pain. The way the foot is shaped and high arched feet can be surgically corrected to change the way that it lands. The arch is typically stretched in a weird way and arch tissue gets inflamed and painful. Due to the instability bunions, or knob like structures on the side of the foot , occur and can get larger.

Healthy feet are a consequence of numerous factors, top on the list being high quality footwear. In the past, the main consideration in this regard had to do with durability. But the increase of foot maladies and other related problems has led to a great deal of research and the findings indicate that the design of a shoe is actually more important. read more Dr. J. Marshall Devall , a podiatrist at Scott & White South Loop Clinic says this foot structure is fairly common, so you’re not alone. There may be others, especially in your own family who may have flat feet.

Orthotic posting will depend on the primary site contributingto the deformity but should only be prescribed based on theavailable ROM. A wide, neutral rearfoot post will increase thelateral ground reaction force at heel strike. Deep heel cups willalso help control the tendency toward inversion. Patients withan anterior cavus essentially have a dropped forefoot, which cansometimes be offset by a heel raise extending to the mid arch. Eventually, there will be a number of options and brands specializing in high arch shoes. Pick the one which you feel comfortable in. It is your choice totally and has to be determined on the basis of fitting, comfort, value for money, and aesthetics!

Your doctor may suspect Marfan Syndrome based on this family history, your personal history of Ectopia Lentis (dislocated eye lenses), and your physical appearance. The diagnosis can be confirmed if you have an aortic aneurysm (dilated aorta) visible on echocardiography, a painless test that uses sound waves to outline the structure of the heart and its major vessels. The diagnosis will be even more certain if you have other skeletal abnormalities (chest wall deformities or scoliosis) or heart murmurs due to aortic or mitral valve abnormalities. Until we can shrink the aorta, doctors try to prevent or delay the aortic changes seen in Marfan patients by prescribing beta-blockers and/or Ace-Inhibitors.

On a side note, we have chosen to get life insurance for our children before being tested or officially diagnosed for Marfan Syndrome. My mother did this for me and since being diagnosed, I would not have been able to get life insurance and am not able to increase it. I highly recommend asking your doctor to hold off on an official diagnosis until life insurance is finalized. And, as science knows, we have a completely new body in seven years. Physiological chemists state that there is not a blood cell in our body more than fourteen days old and that we rebuild a new heart every 30 days.

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