If you have flat feet, you likely experience chronic pain. The good news is that this isn’t something you just need to live with. With the right treatments, you can offer your flat feet the structure they need to stop the hurt. And one of the best options are custom arch support insoles.
Why Your Foot Needs an Arch
An arch is an essential feature of a healthy foot. Essentially, your arches support your body weight whenever you are standing and facilitate movement when walking and running. They work with your bones, tendons and ligaments to control your body and distribute force. This translates into absorbing shock when your foot touches the ground.
Feet that lack and arch lack this shock absorption. The result is that all parts of the foot take on force, even when they aren’t designed for this, causing pain.
How Proper Arch Support Helps Feet
With custom arch support insoles, you can greatly improve foot comfort and prevent long-term damage associated with flat feet. Some of the ways these supports help your feet include:
- Better shock absorption since force is directed to the right areas of the feet.
- Improved posture and stability since an arched foot is the natural base for the rest of the skeletal system.
- Lessened load on the Achilles tendon, making it less likely that this will snap or become damaged.
- Reduced plantar pressure, which can translate into a reduction or elimination of plantar fasciitis.
If you are in need of custom insoles for flat feet, we are here to help. Contact the Shady Grove team at 301-948-2995 or fill out the form to get in touch.