Getting knee surgery when it is necessary is one of the best decisions anyone can make. Although there may be slight pain involved during the recovery process, it is no match for the internal pain that may be felt from not being able to complete everyday tasks such as taking a brisk walk around the neighborhood. After two years, during which time the child has hardly ever had thechance to wiggle his fingers, we expect him to begin holding a spoon and cup. He is unableto do it, because all those complex muscles which should have been developing areundeveloped and unused. I did not see any improvement in my pain levels with the popular Glucosamine/Chondroitin combination. Â In addition, research has found that Glucosamine/Chondroitin can up our bad cholestoral levels and may raise the risk for Diabetes, so I have chosen not to experiment further with that combination. Word of Wall Arch's passing reverberated throughout Dinetah; the traditional Navajo homeland. The Navajo people believe their deities travel on rainbows, and that arches and natural bridges are rainbows frozen in time. They are thus sacred locations. So sacred in fact, that they are considered portals into the Mirage World; a place where deities dwell in harmonious balance. Other terms for over-pronation are ‘ fallen arches ’, ‘dropped arches ’ or ‘collapsed arches ’. The term ‘flat feet’ is also often used. However, a true 'flat foot' is very rare. In fact, less than 5% of the population have completely flat feet (Pes Planus) with no arch present whatsoever. Most of us (90%) have a normal to low arch and only 5% have a high arch. People with a high arch (Pes Cavus) are also called ‘over-supinators’. This means that the foot stays rigid at all times and lacks its natural shock-absorbing mechanism. You will see that when there is a partial or complete collapse of the foot arch it is known as fallen arch. This condition is experienced mostly by adults, old people and pregnant women. The condition occurs on the worsening of your flat foot condition or due to the overstretching of the tendons found in your foot. It is very common foot disorder that occurs in adults because as we grow old the use of ligaments and tendons increases. The muscles eventually lose the ability to stretch and the nice shape of the arch can no longer be maintained. Neuropathy results from damage caused to peripheral nerves. Nerve inflammation is one of the symptoms of neuropathy. Numbness and loss of sensation that results from neuropathy makes it difficult to detect any injury caused to the feet. There are many different causes of neuropathy and some of them are malnutrition, diabetes and alcoholism. Although peripheral neuropathy cannot be cured completely, a podiatrist may suggest some treatment measures that can minimize the effects of this condition. Over-the counter creams are generally prescribed by doctors for treating neuropathy. Tingling sensation and feeling of numbness can be reduced with the help of these medications.