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Doctor insights on: Is There A Plastic Arch Support Available At Stores

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Is there a plastic arch support available at stores?

Arch support: Yes. If you have a running store or an outdoors store near you. They will both have a good selection that you can pick from. ...Read more

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Does anybody know of a brand of arch support that really helps medium to high arches?

Does anybody know of a brand of arch support that really helps medium to high arches?

Arch support: To truly help , you need real orthotics. See your podiatrist as i tell my patients , there is nothing made 100, 000 at a time that knows what you need . Good luck. ...Read more

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I stand at work 8 hours a day, is it more ideal to get insoles with good arch support or good cushioning? Or is it more preferable to have both?

I stand at work 8 hours a day, is it more ideal to get insoles with good arch support or good cushioning?  Or is it more preferable to have both?

Foot care: The answer is both. Arch support can help with lower back pain and overall foot care. But cushioning is essential for comfort and to avoid callouses and soreness. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are the best running shoes for good arch support?

What are the best running shoes for good arch support?

A Complicated Issue: It doesn't matter so much as a good fit otherwise, flexibility, durability and maximal cushioning.Addidas has a good pair but it's $180.00.But it also depends on the width of your foot and what you usually run on (asphalt? sidewalk? track?)and how much and how far. As for the arch, you can always buy an arch insert (there's lots on the market).So go for maximal comfort first. Plenty of info online ...Read more

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What are some good options for improving foot arch support?

What are some good options for improving  foot arch support?

Orthotics.: First you want good supportive shoes. You should not be able to "wring" them or fold them in half. They should only break/bend at the widest part of the shoe. A sturdy athletic shoe (not a minimalist style) will give you good support. If you're looking to beef up the shoes you already have, get a good insert or custom orthotic: you can use them to improve the shoes you already own. ...Read more

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Will wearing shoes without arch support worsen your feet over time?

If your feet: Need extra support, wearing shoes with good support and possibly orthotics will make the best of things. Any problems you might have are likely to worsen over time. ...Read more

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Can a podiatrist recommend a healthy workboot or insole? I need high arch support, a wide toebox and good heel support. I work as a zookeeper. Thanks.

Can a podiatrist recommend a healthy workboot or insole? I need high arch support, a wide toebox and good heel support. I work as a zookeeper. Thanks.

Custom orthotics: It sounds like you have a pes cavus foot type,(high arch) This type of foot requires a deeper shoe and wider toe box. There are no adequate over the counter inserts I know off. You can built up the bottom of the arch support. The best is to obtain a custom orthtotic made from a mold of your foot. This stabilization will decrease the splaying of your forefoot which will decrease toe space. ...Read more