Mountain Pose is the foundational yoga pose for all standing poses. Practicing the pose reduces flat feet, says YogaJournal.com and betters your overall posture. Stand with your feet hip-distance apart. Have your second toe face forward and align your hips directly over your ankles, and your shoulders directly over your hips. Gaze forward and make your chin parallel to the ground. Let your arms hang alongside your thighs, palms facing out. Stand like a mountain and stay in the pose for one minute. Warrior II Pose Podiatrists are recognised as vital members of the medical care workforce in controlling and managing lower limb difficulties for the people living with diabetes. The problems podiatrists deal with include things like those resulting from bone and joint disorders for example arthritis and soft-tissue and muscular pathologies along with neurological and circulatory illnesses. Podiatrists can also diagnose and treat any kind of complications of the above that impact the lower limb, such as skin and nail disorders, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails. Foot injuries and infections gained as a result of sport or other activities are also diagnosed and treated by podiatrists. Private health insurance funds include podiatry services under their ancillary tables. Government-funded services may be found in some public hospitals, community health centres along with other publicly funded utilities. Besides wearing an Orthotic, wearing supportive shoes with plenty of "motion control" would also help. These special shoes incorporate 'motion control' by placing arch support and firm heel counters to stabilize the heel and ankle during the walking cycle. Having side posts for extra lateral support also reduce over-pronation. The inner mid-soles protect the ankles and knees from lateral stress, while the inner side of the mid-sole, made of a denser material helps reduce the amount of pronation. A heavy person who over-pronates will need a heavier, more supportive shoe than a light person with the same degree of pronation. Foot arches are springy, elastic structures that play an important role in both weight distribution and how you walk. The arches of your feet can be found by looking at the inside of your foot, where you will see a curve. When you set your foot down, this curve should not touch the ground. These curves are your arches. There are many bones, tendons, and muscles in your feet that make up foot arches. Aug 20, 2010 By Marcia Veach Photo Caption The arch will appear when people with flexible flat foot stand on their toes. Photo Credit feet image by BVDC from Fotolia.com Extra-articular features usually occur in severe, seropositive (rheumatoid factor positive) disease but may occur at any time in the course of the condition. The rheumatoid nodule is the most common extra-articular manifestation, occurring in up to 25% of patients. The nodules are usually located subcutaneously adjacent to pressure points such as extensor surfaces of the forearms and elbows. Nodules may vary in diameter from millimetres to centimetres and may be solitary or multiple. A single rheumatoid nodule in the lung can mimic malignancy or an infective process such as tuberculosis. Multiple pulmonary rheumatoid nodules occur in association with coal-worker's pneumoconiosis (Caplan's syndrome). 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.