Do you spend a lot of your day on your feet? Do you need to stand for long periods of time? Are you an avid runner? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, chances are you have experienced problems with foot pain, and if you haven’t, you likely will if you don’t have proper footwear. There are many reasons why people should consider using arch support to help treat or prevent foot pain.
- Evenly distribute pressure – Instead of all of your weight going into one area of your foot, well fitted arch supports distribute pressure, which helps with better body alignment between the feet, knees, hips and back. Misalignment can cause a lot of pain to all of these areas.
- Provide stability – Proper arch support can help with balance, stability and posture.
- Lessen pain – Giving your feet the support they need can decrease pain, which allows you to be up on your feet more getting things done.
- Prevent harm – Even if you aren’t currently experiencing foot pain, but you spend a lot of time running or wearing uncomfortable shoes like high heels, good arch support can prevent problems from your arch collapsing or painful conditions like plantar fasciitis.
Here at Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, we can provide you with a thorough foot examination to help you understand the biomechanics of your foot. We also perform a gait analysis and gather important information about your medical history, activity level, and the type of footwear you typically wear. We are then able to create the perfect custom orthotics for you so that your daily routines will no longer cause you pain and lead to bigger problems. To learn more about our custom orthotics or other options for arch support, give us a call today.