Training errors are usually related to doing too much too soon and apply to the frequency, duration or intensity of training or activity (or any combination thereof). Too much stress without adequate rest will fatigue the plantar fascia beyond the ability of the body to repair it and injury will result. Proper footwear designed to meet the specific demands of an activity is important for the purpose of support and shock absorption to reduce excessive pronation. Various muscles of the foot, ankle, thigh and hip influence the mechanics of the foot and if tight and/or weak can cause excessive pronation. There has been an historical belief that early correction of children's flatfoot will result in the development of an arch. This has not been scientifically tested and proven but remains a prevalent idea with some merit and considerable anecdotal evidence. Originally, pediatric pes planus was addressed using traditional Shaffer plates (high medial flange) and Whitman plates (high medial flange and lateral "clip"). These were often made from stiff sole leather, but other versions were fabricated using steel, aluminum, or Rohadur. Being flexible and correctable, a child's foot could adapt to the rigidity and shape of these devices. 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. If you have excessive facial sweating, you know how embarrassing it is to have your face drenched in sweat during the middle of a meeting or event. Sweating from any place on the body can be embarrassing, but those who suffer from excessive sweating on the face can find it extremely difficult to live with. It may not even be warm outside or in the room where you are, and suddenly your face breaks out into a watery mess. There are home remedies that may help you get your facial sweating under control. Greetings from Holden Beach, North Carolina-God's country and the land of Cheerwine soda and Pimento spread sandwiches. While it's still difficult to type on a laptop after wrist surgery a month ago, I'm attempting to get caught up on a few reader questions I've received lately. I'm hoping all of you are keeping your feet supported and comfy this summer. Do like the Barking Dog Shoes Facebook page if you enjoy chatting about fashionable finds for fussy feet. Now on to a reader question about pes planus -flat feet. Holding your thumb on the heel, wrap the rest of the tape up the back of the calf with no tension The diagnosis of flat foot can be made with a physical examination by your doctor. X-rays generally are not needed. With flexible flat foot, the arch seems to lower or disappear with standing, but reappears when the child stands on his tip-toes; this is one maneuver which can help the physician distinguish between flexible and rigid flat foot. Symptoms It is important to remember that shoe inserts will not change the shape of the foot or lead to the development of the arch as your child gets older. Inserts only provide added support and comfort.