Whether you are walking or running, the ideal biomechanics is this: when the foot hits the ground, the foot rolls inward(overpronation) and the arch flattens a bit to absorb the shock from the motion. However, due to arch disorders that cause overpronation or supination, foot pain, and injuries, this is not the case. Over time, poor biomechanics can cause significant foot pain and injury.
To restore proper foot function, your doctor may recommend arch supports, which help distribute weight evenly and prevent the foot from rolling inward or outward (supination) too much. Arch supports are found in many different types of shoes. They are also available for purchase in stores and pharmacies. Let’s explore the benefits of arch supports and how they improve foot health.
Benefits of Arch Supports
Arch supports help improve balance and prevent falls.
Arch supports to improve your balance and prevent falls by providing support for your feet and ankles. This support helps to keep your feet in alignment, which improves your balance and makes it easier to walk or stand. With improved balance, the risk of falls is reduced.
Arch supports help relieve pain in the feet, ankles, knees, hips, and lower back.
Arch supports work by providing support for the feet and keeping the body in proper alignment, thereby reducing stress on many different joints in the body. For this reason, arch supports are a common conservative treatment for foot pain and other issues.
Arch supports can also help reduce fatigue when walking or standing for long periods.
Arch supports help to distribute weight evenly and prevent pressure points from forming, which often result in pain and injury. They can increase your comfort level when standing or walking for long periods by providing support and cushioning for your feet. People with occupations that involve being on their feet for long periods can benefit from arch supports.
Arch supports are a treatment for arch disorders.
Barring a condition called fallen arches, it is often the case that people are born with high arches or flat feet. You may not be able to change the structure of your feet, but it can be treated using arches. Arch supports can help to treat both high arches and flat feet. For high arches, arch supports can help to distribute weight more evenly across the foot and reduce pressure on the arch and prevent supination. For flat feet, arch supports can help to raise the arch, provide support for the foot, and prevent overpronation.
Custom Arch Supports in Cincinnati, OH
Every foot is unique. For arch supports that are made specifically for you, choose custom orthotics available at our podiatry clinic, Cincinnati Foot & Ankle Care. Our board-certified podiatrists will take impressions of your feet using the latest 3D scanner technology by Allied OSI Labs. It is now much faster and more convenient to get arch supports that are made especially for you. Custom arch supports are made to fit your feet specifically, providing you with better support than mass-produced ones.
To schedule an appointment with us, call our podiatry clinic nearest you or use our convenient online request form.