Category: Flat Feet

May 31, 2017

Fallen Arches: Give Your Flat Feet the Support They Deserve

We’ve all heard the term “flat feet”. But what does being flat footed actually mean? Contrary to flat footed jokes you may have heard from your friends in school, having flat feet from fallen arches can cause weakness and pain throughout your body. This article will examine what fallen arches are, the causes of fallen arches, and solutions available to help with flat feet.   The Anatomy of Your Foot Your foot is truly a powerhouse all on its own, containing one quarter of the bones in your entire body and made up of three main parts: The forefoot contains five toes and their c...

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May 23, 2017

Arch Support for Flat Feet and How Orthotics Help

Take a look at your feet and what do you see? Does your foot have a dip in the center, or is the bottom of your foot completely flat? Most people can run a finger along the bottom of their foot and outline their arch. However, people with flat feet are not able to do this because they have fallen arches or don’t have any arch at all. This can lead to foot pain caused by strained muscles and ligaments, as well as pain in the hips and knees. Here ...

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Feb 28, 2017

The Mechanics Behind Arch Support Insoles for Flat Feet

A significant proportion of the population has flat feet, and for most, the condition does not affect daily life. However, for some, it can result in pain in the feet, legs and back. For these people, getting the proper arch supports for flat feet is essential to living life to the fullest. What Causes Flat Feet? The condition is a common one, often beginning in childhood, when the tendons that eventually form arches in most feet do not do so. But even people with normal arches can develop flat feet as they age, with risk factors including injury, obesity, diabetes, arthritis and even pregnancy. If someone has flat feet b...

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Feb 28, 2017

Finding the Right Arch Support for Flat Feet

For those who suffer from pain in the feet, legs or back that is related to fallen arches (flat feet), there is a way to feel better. While there’s no actual cure or reversal for fallen arches, shoe insoles for flat feet can provide pain relief. Although the majority of individuals with flat feet do not experience problems, some do develop painful conditions as a result of fallen arches. Some of these medical issues can include: - Plantar fasciitis - Bunions - Shin splints- Tendinitis...

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