A physical therapy program (see below) may help strengthen the muscles around the ankle to help make the ankle more reliable. The therapy is also necessary to "retrain" the proprioceptive nerves around the ankle that have been torn with the ligament. These nerves are important in telling our brains how to use the muscles to allow the joints to properly function. An ankle brace may also help control some of the instability and prevent the ankle from giving way. Pinpoint pain" (pain at the place of impact) at the time the fracture occurs and perhaps for a few hours later, but often the pain goes away after several hours. The sun was cresting the horizon as the boat chugged into sight of the jetty. A wan Slikker and a groggy Eddie stood by the rail and inspected their host - he couldn't be missed. A short red-faced and rounded fellow, wearing a crumpled green and fawn tweed suit and boasting a huge handlebar moustache, was pacing the jetty impatiently and loudly joking with the men waiting to offload the cargo. Even above the background roar of the boat his voice carried clear across the bay. Fits the bill mate." Slikker was once more talking through his food. "Unless there happens to be a spate of eighteen foot kiddies hereabouts." The podiatrist may recommend taping, bracing, orthotics, or shoe modifications to provide support to the feet and correct the heel position. Correcting the abnormal foot movement that may cause stretching and pressure in the tarsal tunnel may prove to relieve the symptoms of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. Icing and oral anti-inflammatory may be suggested to decrease swelling in the area. Plantar heel pain syndrome (PHPS) is a common foot disorder; however, there is limited clinical evidence on which to base treatment. Repeated clinical observations indicating heel pain during heel rise and minisquat on the affected leg, involving activation of posterior calf muscles, formed the basis of this study. The following plantar fasciitis exercises should be done early in the morning as they will help you get cured soon. Try the belt stretch plantar fasciitis exercise to relieve the pain. Take a belt that is wide enough and hold each end in one hand. The belt center should be placed on the ball of the foot. Now keeping your knee straight, pull your ankle towards you using the belt and the muscles in your front leg. Hold the position for 10 seconds. Repeat the exercise for another 10 minutes. Exercise 2 – This exercise employs the use of small rolling device like a tennis ball or a rolling pin. Yes, the foot arch. The new discovery is that the foot arch is created using certain muscles in certain ways. The discovery comes from the direction of engineering science, not medical science. The engineering principles are taught in architecture school. The way roof arches were built in old European churches gave the first clue. Then the application of engineering theory completed the project. When you get the idea, move your left hand away. Keep your right arm out with the palm down. Next, contract the muscles in the back of your right arm which will pull your hand up until your wrist is not bent so much.