Good news! A new discovery about how the foot arch works points the way to relief of a number of foot and leg pains as well as flat feet. True, it may not work for all foot or leg problems. Nothing can promise that. In fact, any one pain or problem can come from any number of causes. Even if the feet seem to have good arches, there may be something in the way they are used which causes the foot or leg pain. And if it does not hurt now, something may change in the future which could be easily fixed if one knows what follows. Skiing, ice-skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and snowboarding are all common winter activities that expose our bodies to the cold. It is important to protect yourself from the cold weather. Many are unaware that you can still acquire cold injuries in weather above freezing! Sometimes we underestimate the weather, or sometimes we just don't have a pair of boots to go with our outfit. Whether on a ski hill or walking to work, you need to keep your feet protected from the cold. Bowling ball retriever - A device that retrieves the ball after every shot, and returns it, via a tunnel, to the player at the other end of the alley. 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. Over-Pronation is a condition that happens when the arch of the foot collapses. This causes the ankle to turn inside and put the pressure on the inner part of the foot It may cause a lot of pain and disorder in the foot ; therefore it must be treated as soon as possible. Runners are the most vulnerable to this kind of injury. Excessive pressure on the foot may cause the condition to become worse. Some of the people who have Pronation problems can walk normally; others may develop a damage that is referred to as flat feet These are special devices that are also used as feet support. The very effective especially if they are custom - made or made to fit the specific needs of the individual. Surgery is also a very effective treatment. However, this should only be done only on the worst cases or if any of the first treatments are not effective. Dr. Marybeth Crane is a marathon runner, mother-of-three, podiatric foot and ankle surgeon. Your feet are the most important part of your body! Your child's feet should last a lifetime! For more foot health tips or for doctor-approved foot care products, visit my website or peruse my blog !