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Doctor insights on: The Best Running Shoes For Fallen Arches

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What are the best running/workout shoes for only one fallen arch?

What are the best running/workout shoes for only one fallen arch?

You can place: One arch support on that side. The question is why is this the case. Possible causes may include a limb length discrepancy. If this is found to be the case a heel lift on the lower side may be a good idea as well. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Conenello
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Fallen Arches (Definition)

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


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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 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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Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter?

Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter?

A good fitting: The internet is full of different ideas of brands of shoes for your foot type and body size. What you need to do is either find a good shoe fitter at a running store and have hem check your foot and try different pairs with arch supports for your foot. Make sure it is comfortable and feels like good support. You can always see a sports medicine physician or a podiatrist who can fit you. ...Read more

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What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

All can be fine: This is hard to answer. It depends on the quality of the shoe, how well it fits the shape of your foot and, most importantly, how well it feels. As a rule, the thicker the sole, the stiffer the shoe, the better the support, the better the shoe is for you. It does mean that other shoes are bad. Using generalities, my best answer to your question, would be a good running shoe. Dr l. ...Read more

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Which is the optimum running shoes for men for people with past ankle/foot injuries?

Depends on foot: Depending on your foot alignment, a running shoe that is either arch supporting (for people with flatfeet/pronated feet) or neutral arches (for people with high arches) is ideal.

The shoe should support the ankle well and you should feel safe wearing it on all types of terrain. It should be wide enough to accomodate all of your toes.

Minimalist and converse like cloth shoes are less than ideal. ...Read more

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Tieing my running shoes to tight? Top of foot (where the shoes tongue is) getting irritated and achey pretty quickly. What might be and how to heal?

Tieing my running shoes to tight? Top of foot (where the shoes tongue is) getting irritated and achey pretty quickly. What might be and how to heal?

Vamps disease: The vamp is the part of the shoe you describe, and your diagnosis might be correct. Try not to tie so tight. Sometimes you can restring your shoe and don't cross the laces rather have them go from eyelet to eyelet on the same side only crisscross ing before and after the spot it hurts. ...Read more

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What orthopedic inserts should I use in my shoes for fallen arches?

Depends: If you are having pain try otc orthotics. Spenco is a good brand. Custom orthotics are expensive but well worth it. ...Read more

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What causes fallen arches? Do arch supports in shoes prevent it getting worse?

What causes fallen arches? Do arch supports in shoes prevent it getting worse?

Hereditary: Many people are born with flat feet, some diseases can affect the arches.
Orthotics will sometimes delay and help the foot from getting worse. ...Read more

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What are the best long distance running shoes for over pronation?

I would recommend: An orthotic to control the biomechanics and worry less on which exact sneaker. ...Read more

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What are the best brands of running shoes that help prevent shin splints?

What are the best brands of running shoes that help prevent shin splints?

CUSHIONING: Asics excels in cushioning, nimbus or cumulus (think clouds.) these will hold up over mileage. Mizuno wave is also a good choice. New balance has a few in their higher end. You will still need good pronatory control from an orthotic or a firm insole. Stretching is also key in the prevention of shinsplints. ...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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I have possible plantar fascias. Pain on foot, worst on arch. I already have flat feet. What is best treatment? What about shoes and pads?

I have possible plantar fascias. Pain on foot, worst on arch. I already have flat feet. What is best treatment? What about shoes and pads?

See foot specialist: If your feet are truly flat, there is unlikely to be a best treatment. Treatment should be chosen based on your goals. An active person may not have enough control from shoes, pads, orthotics. However, a properly made orthotic can do wonders. There are also surgical options that a foot and ankle specialist can review with you. ...Read more

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When I wear running sneakers or high vamped shoes my feet fall asleep. My shoes are not too tight but my entire foot falls asleep. What causes this.

When I wear running sneakers or high vamped shoes my feet fall asleep. My shoes are not too tight but my entire foot falls asleep. What causes this.

Squeezing Sneakers: When the entire foot falls asleep this typically is a result of lack of blood flow which in turn starves the nerves and tissues of much needed nutrients and oxygen. When blood flow returns, the nerves awake in a flurry of activity and send mixed messages, hence the tingling. Direct nerve compression gives a local numbness to a specific area. Check for vascular or nerve compression at the ankle. ...Read more

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How often should I change. My running shoes?

As often as you: Wear them out. If one runs once a week vs five times a week, there will obviously be more worn out shoe in a five day a week runner, so it really depends on run time. ...Read more

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