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What is a good insole for someone with high arches?

What is a good insole for someone with high arches?

Custom Orthotics: If you have a nigh arch, most otc inserts willnot offer enough support. See your local podiatrist and ask about custom orthotics, that are made to fit your arches. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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High Arches (Definition)

cavus. This is generally associatrd with varus and is ...Read more


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What is the best running shoes for high arch foot?

What is the best running shoes for high arch foot?

I like New Balance: If you have a high arch you will probably need an orthotic in any shoe you try. ...Read more

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Is a more flat hiking shoes is the best for high arch?

Is a more flat hiking shoes is the best for high arch?

Not necessarily: The most important thing in any shoe is support for the arch. If the arch is too low it may not give enough support. If it is too high it will be uncomfortable. Try to find a boot that has a removable arch so you can take it out and examine it and also try it out to see how it feels. If it feels supportive and does not hurt, then it is probably right for your foot type. ...Read more

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How often should one replace their orthotics and also what is a good link or literature about proper running technique? Heel / toe strike w/Low arch

How often should one replace their orthotics and also what is a good link or literature about proper running technique?  Heel / toe strike w/Low arch

Orthotics/Running: Barbara, I prefer with plastic based orthotic devices a 10 year replacement. Also, check out videos on Chi Running. It is very very similar to what we teach our runners. Dr Rich Blake http://www.drblakeshealingsole.com/2015/08/chi-running-concept-of-smooth-running.html ...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.

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

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Is it okay for people with a high arched feet to wear shoes with small heels?

Is it okay for people with a high arched feet to wear shoes with small heels?

High heels/high arch: Most people with a high arch find a little heel more comfortable than a flatter shoe. The problem potentially, is that the higher the heel-the more pressure on the ball of your feet and toes. Potential big ouch. ...Read more

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What shoes are best for a woman with drop foot (1-2/5)?

What shoes are best for a woman with drop foot (1-2/5)?

Foot drop: A boot can be helpful otherwise a tennis shoe or dress shoe that can accommodate an ankle foot orthosis (afo), assist in normalizing gait by helping to eliminate high stoppage gait or circumduction of the "relatively" long leg and help prevent you catching your toes or forefoot as you advance your leg while walking. ...Read more

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What is the recommended type of footwear for someone with flat feet? Do i need to switch the same orthotics from shoe to shoe or can wear diff brand?

What is the recommended type of footwear for someone with flat feet? Do i need to switch the same orthotics from shoe to shoe or can wear diff brand?

Orthotics: Switching the orthotics - whether they are custom or prefabricated - from shoe to shoe ensures they are there working for you. Different 'brands' do different things. See your podiatrist for the best advice with this . Good luck. ...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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What kind of shoe is recommended for someone with a club foot?

What kind of shoe is recommended for someone with a club foot?

Get examined: A club foot is a structural deformity which needs to be evaluated properly before recommending any shoe. Depending on flexibility in the foot will dictate what type of shoe and probably, orthotic would be needed. Surgery may even be an option, but proper evaluation is needed. Go see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the best shoes to help with foot pain associated with standing a lot?

What are the best shoes to help with foot pain associated with standing a lot?

Tennis shoes: Good construct cross trainer tennis type shoe: ne balance, nike, etc. Dress type by new balance dunham. ...Read more

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Is there a type of shoe or brand of shoe is best for someone who suffers from mid to lower back pain?

Is there a type of shoe or brand of shoe is best for someone who suffers from mid to lower back pain?

Really : Whatever is comfortable. A shoe with a stuff heel counter and small heel will help but may not be comfortable to you. ...Read more

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Is there a way to narrow the heel in shoes? I have the odd combinationof 2e wideforefeet and 2a narrow heels with a high instep

Is there a way to narrow the heel in shoes? I have the odd combinationof 2e wideforefeet and 2a narrow heels with a high instep

Yes : There absolutely is a way to narrow a heel. A good shoemaker will be able to integrate a custom orthotic with deep heel seat and flanges to your shoe do your heel will not slip out. I have done it successfully many times. ...Read more

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What is a good shoe are tennis shoe for a very flat foot with no arch?

One that feels good!: Just as people come in different shapes, sizes and have different needs, so do come shoes. I believe there is no one shoe that is the best. Make sure it fits well, is comfortable to wear. You may come to find you do better with brand a over brand b. Go to a reputable athletic shoe retailer and see what they can offer in shoes and expertise. ...Read more

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What should one look for when you buy a pair of shoes for your high arched feet?

Good Fit: All leather, if you are able to wear tennis shoes i suggest new balance. ...Read more

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What is the best arch support or brace to wear for plantar fasciitis while running long distances?

What is the best arch support or brace to wear for plantar fasciitis while running long distances?

A custom orthotic!: A good, supportive shoe and a custom orthotic is the very best. See your podiatrist for recommendations on shoes for your particular feet, and ask them about over the counter vs. Custom orthotics. ...Read more

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What is your opinion of Hyprocure as a solution for overpronation. Would a person be able to return to a high level of basketball play after recovery?

What is your opinion of Hyprocure as a solution for overpronation. Would a person be able to return to a high level of basketball play after recovery?

Depends: Hypocure works good as long as you have a flexible flatfoot. The recovery is relatively fast and you should be able to do whatever you would want to. There are always risks to any surgery and your surgeon can go over those with you. ...Read more

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What is the best insole for your shoes when you have plantar fasciitis?

Various: There are various insoles that work for a wide variety of patients. Some athletes require a custom molded orthotic that is stiffer and more supportive. Some elderly patients require a softer more cushioned arch support that is prefabricated. Many of the insoles sold in stores are not worth the money and have little support for many people. See your foot doctor for the best insole for you. ...Read more

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