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Arch Supports For Flat Feet
Not necessarily : Although it's important to try and keep your feet from becoming flatter. It is possible that a higher arched shoe could cause strain or pressure on areas that won't like it. Persons who are flat-footed need more biomechanical control more than support. I advise, consulting with your local area podiatrist first. ...Read more
A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...Read more
New running sneakers with arch support (always told I have flat feet) but I got a blister on left foot only on my arch. What would cause this?
I have flat feet and new workboots with good support. First day my arches hurt, is this normal? Will my feet get used to it?
Yes you will: Wearing new shoes with good arch support too long can definitely cause pain/discomfort. I would try to break the new shoes in over a period of a week. Wear the shoes an hour or two at home, then take them off. Put the boots on later in the day. In time your arch will get used to the support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One that feels good: Having a good motion control shoe is a good start. Many times adding extra arch support is quite helpful. I would start with an otc support. There are many otc supports available. You need to find one that feels comfortable. Any change needs to be done gradually. Talk to a good running store. A custom orthotic is the best support. Talk to your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are insoles good at preventing flat feet, stabilizing the heel and supporting the arch of the foot?
If your feed need: Support, they are by nature unstable. It is all hereditary. It isn't about whether your feet are flat or not, it is about how stable they are. If unstable they need firm support--discipline, if you will--good orthotics, not too cushioned or flexible, would be best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthotics: The best advice I can give you for your flat feet is to get a custom molded foot orthotic. Most shoes are not made with a very aggressive arch support as most people who purchase that shoe will not be able to tolerate an aggressive built in arch support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flat feet. Plantar fascia issues. Use superfeet blue (low support) ,stretch and ice. Is more arch support needed or will it make things worse?
.My feet and legs ache alot.. I have flat feet n brachymetatarsia. Do u think arch support will completely solve the problem.
See the podiatrist: Why are you limping? Limping is not normal, and i'd advise you to get examined first before making any comment. The limp may be due to arch position causing discomfort or it may be from limb length differences. Get checked. Arch supports are a generalized term for orthotics but there are so many varied uses that the correct device may not only support the arch but control movement elsewhere. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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