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Flat feet/Arch pain

Flat feet is a common cause of arch pain. A well developed arch allow us to distribute our weight evenly as we walk and provides shock absorption. When the arch is flattened excessive strain can be placed on the joints, ligaments, tendons and muslces about the foot resulting in pain. Flat feet may occur when the arches don’t develop during childhood. Flat feet may also be acquired through an injury or wear and tear to the posterior tibial tendon with age. Flat feet are normal in infants and toddlers. The arch normally develops through childhood but some do not. Flat feet can contribute to deformities of the foot like bunions and hammertoes. It can also cause problems in the ankle, knees, hip and lower back by altering the alignment of the legs.

If you have painful flat feet or want to prevent pain and deformities associated with flat feet there are a variety of treatments available. Proper shoe gear is essential in the management of flat feet. Footsupplystore.com carries several styles of Propet shoes that are designed for individuals with flat feet. We recommend a tie shoe with a stiff shank. For additional support a high top sneaker or boot may be required. Innersoles by Scott foot care and Orthotics by Orthot-Dynamics work well at providing additional arch support and footsupplystore.com carries a wide variety to meet your needs. The liner of most shoes can be removed and replaced with a more supportive innersole. For shoes where the liner can not be removed a 3/4 length innersole can be used.  

Stretching exercises are important. A tight Achilles tendon is often  associated with flat feet. Additional stretching can be accomplished with a Posterior or Doral Night Splint by Ovation Medical.  Strengthening exercises of posterior tibial tendon can also help.  Decreasing the amount of stress on the arch through weight loss and low impact exercise is beneficial.  Physical therapy to decrease inflammation of the arch can also be employed.  

Diabetics can develop a collapse of the arch due to nerve damage.  It is important for a diabetic patient to contact their doctor immediately if they develop redness and swelling in the arch area.  There usually is no pain associated.

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Tri-Performance 3/4 Arch Supports by Scott Foot Care

 

Dual Power Sport Insoles by Scott Foot Care

 

Sport Insoles with Massaging Gel by Scott Foot Care

 

Memory Magic Insoles by Scott Foot Care

 

Massaging Dual Gel Insoles by Scott Foot Care

 

Clear Comfort Insoles with Massaging Gel by Scott Foot Care

 

Diabetic Insoles by Scott Foot Care

 

Double Foam Scottstep Insole

 

BUNION BUDDY (pre-molded bunion orthotics) by Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Lab

 

CEO Executive(TM) Dress Orthotics by Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratories

 

Foot-Enhancement Orthotics by Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratories

 

Heel-Light Orthotics by Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratories

 

J-Walker Orthotics by Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratories

 

Low Profile Dress Orthotics by Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratories

 

Mid-Distance Runner Orthotics by Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratories

 

Ortho-Betic Runner Orthotics by Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratories

 

Ortho-Max Orthotics by Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratories

 

Sheer Comfort Orthotics by Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratories

 

Shin-Sprinter Orthotics by Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratories

 

Silhouette Dress Orthotics by Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratories

 

Sportsman Orthotics by Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratories

 

Spring-Step Orthotics by Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratories

 

DARCO DCS™ Plantar Fasciitis Sleeve

 

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