If you or a family member with fallen arches is experiencing achy or tired feet after standing for a long period of time or after rigorous activity like running or playing sports, treatments are available that can help alleviate pain. Because foot problems can alter the alignment of ankles, knees and hips, pain can develop in other areas as well. A qualified McKinney podiatrist from Premier Foot & Ankle can diagnosis the condition with a simple examination and X-ray. Treatment Options Of cause all of foot pain is caused by flatfoot, and flatfoot cause only foot pain, but I think flatfott is a risk factor of foot pain in adult. Parents often get very anxious when they see their child flopping around on archless feet. Studies have shown that athletic performance or injury rates have zero correlation to flat feet. If the flat feet are asymptomatic, no treatment is eminent through research is lacking to really determine the value of an orthotic on long term symptoms. For children that have symptoms, they may have an underlying coalition, meaning they may have bones in their foot that are fused that shouldn’t be. These children improve significantly with surgical procedures to correct this deformity. Cymbalta (duloxetine HCI) s an antidepressant medication that is used to treat major depressive and general anxiety disorders. Cymbalta is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs.) That means it stabilizes unbalanced chemicals that are causing depression. You should talk to your doctor about creating a personalized plan for when to take your medication and what side effects you might encounter. Pain that occurs in the chest wall can be debilitating and difficult to treat. If you have pain in the chest, be certain to consult your doctor. Your doctor can determine if you have a benign chest wall disorder or a more serious condition. Now lets move on to the knees. The most common knee injury in runners is called RUNNER'S KNEE (surprise surprise). It may also be known as Knee-cap Pain, Chondromalacia Patellae (CMP) or Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). Caused by friction behind the patella, it commonly hurts to walk up or down stairs, and to run (especially up or down hills). It may be associated with some swelling, and almost certainly is associated with quadriceps muscle weakness. As common as it is, this injury can be treated very effectively, and should not require a long period of rest. Prominent blood veins can mean a variety of things, depending on the severity and color. Some causes of prominent blood veins are inconsequential and others require medical care. Cushing's disease or Cushing's syndrome is a condition that occurs when the body is exposed to cortisol, a hormone, for long periods of time. According to Mayo Clinic, this condition can be difficult to diagnose. A person's body shape is sometimes compared to an apple or a pear, depending upon the location of body fat. Specific health risks and diseases are associated with each type of body shape. Colitis, or ulcerative colitis, is a disease affecting the intestines that can be quite debilitating. Related to Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), one of the most devastating effects of this disease is that you are unable to gain sufficient nutrition from the food you eat. The bowel becomes inflamed and develops sores (ulcers), and diarrhea is a frequent symptom during a flare-up. Pain in the thigh, hip and groin area can be very uncomfortable. If you experience discomfort or tingling in the front, back or side of the hip or thigh, generally on one side of the body, this condition is often referred to as ipsilateral thigh pain. SYMPTOMS are pain on the plantar orbottom part of the foot between the ball of the foot and theheel. Pain may be worse in the mornings when you take your firststeps and may subside with prolonged walking. Pain is usuallyworse when you first get up, first walk or begin activity, thenmay subside over the time of activity. This kind of pain isusually found in people with higher natural arches, a more rigidthe foot, flat feet or pronation. The more rigid or flexible fromnormal the more prone to injury. Rigid feet are more prone totears. Pronated feet more prone to excessive stretches of theligament. Rheumatoid factor is present in 80% of patients but may be elevated in many other conditions. Anti-nuclear antibodies are indicators of connective tissue disease but may be present in rheumatoid arthritis. Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies may be more sensitive and specific than rheumatoid factor. Monitoring of drug toxicity involves regular blood investigations such as Full Blood Count, liver function tests, renal function, ESR, CRP and urinalysis. If the diagnosis is in question, investigation for other causes of a polyarthritis is mandatory including uric acid level, thyroid function tests, creatine kinase, vasculitis and infection screens. Bunions areenlargements of the bone at the joints. They form in much thesame was as heel spurs. Causes may vary. Shoes that are too shortor too narrow that pinch and cause stress to the joints. The bonethen inflames and starts the cycle of putting on additionallayers of bone to mend the stress area (like a fracture). Pointedtoe shoes that squeeze the toes and stress on the joints and highheels that shift the weight to the ball of the foot are othercauses. Even nylon hose can contribute and cause the problem. At night after being held in this jelly mould, they are ina ball. With the advent of early, more aggressive effective therapies, classic features of rheumatoid disease may become less prevalent. Swan-neck and boutonnière deformities of the fingers and Z deformity of the thumb result from joint destruction and altered axis of tendon tracking. Other typical features include ulnar deviation and subluxation of the metacarpo-phalangeal and wrist joints. 'Triggering' of the fingers may result from tenosynovitis. Similar changes may occur in the feet with loss of the longitudinal arch and pes planus due to valgus deformity at the subtalar joints. The feeling of 'walking on pebbles' results from the excessive pressure on the metatarsal heads due to a cock-up deformity of the toes.