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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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