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Doctor insights on: Shoes With Good Arch Support

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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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I just got new shoes to help my feet from hurting.My feet are flat and my shoes have good arch support now I have bruises where my "arches" are. Why?

I just got new shoes to help my feet from hurting.My feet are flat and my shoes have good arch support now I have bruises where my "arches" are. Why?

To arch or not arch.: Some types of flat feet will not tolerate arch supports of any type. To try and use them would create problems, much like you are having. There are other types of flat feet the are more flexible and can tolerate arch supports of varying heights with or without an adjustment period. With the advice of a specialist, or even a knowledgeable shoe person, your problem is easily solved. ...Read more

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

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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My feet have been hurting while walking. Getting new shoes didn't help. Insoles & arch support made it worse. What else can I do?

See a Podiatrist: Sounds like you have done all that is reasonable on your own. You did not mention your weight, which could be a major factor in causing pain in the feet, especially if you are standing hours on a hard surface. A podiatrist would be a wise next step, or even your primary care physician. Physical therapy and better orthotics may be the solution. Yoga stretching may be recommended. Good luck. ...Read more

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The arch of my feet hurt SO BAD. I use arch support in shoes what else will stop the pain. I have to stand 60 hrs a week. PLEASE HELP. :(?

The arch of my feet hurt SO BAD. I use arch support in shoes what else will stop the pain. I have to stand 60 hrs a week. PLEASE HELP. :(?

Plantar fasciitis?: Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for arch and heel pain in the boot of the heel. While good supportive shoes and supports are a cornerstone of treatment, anti-inflammatories, steroid injections, physical therapy (including stretching) may be necessary. Prescription foot orthoses may work better than over the counter arch supports. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Foot arch bruising and pain? Do I need more arch support or do I have too much arch in the shoe?

Foot arch bruising and pain?  Do I need more arch support or do I have too much arch in the shoe?

Arch Pain: Arch pain can be caused, by both to little, or to much arch... It is better to see a podiatrist and get custom orthotics that are made for "your" arch.. ...Read more

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Is buying a shoe with higher arch support better support for my flat feet?

Is buying a shoe with higher arch support better support for my 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

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I've got plantar fasciitis & need arch support. But i hate shoes! any suggestions?

Fascitis: Stretch the calf muscles and planar fascie continuously. Shoes obviously play a major part of treatment. Cryotherapy is an alternative to treat the condition as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have flat feet should I wear shoes with a high arch support?

Can you tell me if I have flat feet should I wear shoes with a high arch support?

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 more

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Pain under feet and in ankles after walking. Swelling on the inside of my ankles- better with arch support in shoes. Could these be fallen arches?

Pain under feet and in ankles after walking. Swelling on the inside of my ankles- better with arch support in shoes. Could these be fallen arches?

Foot pain: Yes it may what we called plantar fasciitis, especially if you have pain upon your first few steps of walking. Pain typically in heel, arch support helps as well as ice and reforming the arch by rolling on a ball when sitting. ...Read more

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For flatfeet/o0verpronation & wear orthotics is it good to wear the orthotics w a shoe tha already has an arch built in? Too much support? Are you a podiatrist? Thank-you much, Sheila

You would know : If it was too much support as it would not be comfortable. If the orthotic is well made to your foot then the sneaker type does not matter as much. ...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 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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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