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Arch Supports for Flat Feet

Monday, August 15th, 2011

In many cases, our feet are neglected and may have encountered the most abuse compared to the rest of our body parts. Doing so may lead to foot problems, increase the risk of injuries, or even minimize our physical performance. It is best to make sure that our feet are given a firm yet soothing embrace as they receive pounding from running, as well as other activities- be it aerobics classes, a jog in the treadmill, or a quick sprint to the cleaners.

A fairly common condition for most people is having flat feet which is a condition when the arch or instep of the foot collapses and comes in contact with the ground. If you have flat feet you will notice that the inner edges of your shoe soles wear off faster. It is recommended to use arch supports for flat feet to limit overuse of the inside edge of your feet. Years of wear and tear can weaken the posterior tibial tendon, which runs along the inside of your ankle, from above your ankle to your arch. Arch supports are specifically designed to withstand the repeated impact of your foot on the ground delivering both cushioning and support for your feet. This way you are made sure that your feet are protected and still look and feel like they came from a foot spa.