Have you ever taken your shoes off at the end of the day and gingerly walked around on sore feet? Have you wondered whether you should be using foot orthotics to help alleviate foot pain or other joint discomfort?
Many people go years without giving their feet the proper support. The truth is that people with all types of foot structures can be helped by using foot orthotics.
- High Arches – People with high foot arches can experience both heel and ball-of-foot pain due to regular activities like running, jumping, and walking. This is due to the displacement of pressure across the foot rather than an even distribution. Foot orthotics are especially helpful for supporting high arches because it evenly distributes a person’s weight, allowing the joints to activate more effectively and without pain.
- Moderate Arches – While moderate arches of the foot are considered some of the most efficient, some people can still experience foot discomfort. Moderate arches can be helped with foot orthotics because the orthotic helps evenly distribute a person’s body weight, making their gait more stable and helping with the alignment of the foot, ankle, knee, and hip.
- Flat Feet – People with flat feet or very low arches can be prone to knee and hip pain. With foot orthotics, low arches or flat feet are better supported, which can reduce aches and pains in other joints. It’s important to choose the right kind of foot orthotics for flat feet to ensure you have support and proper weight distribution during normal activities.
It’s important to seek out a professional who can assist you with determining your foot structure type and the orthotics that make the most sense for your feet and lifestyle. At York Foot Orthotics and Bracing, we can offer you the foot pain solutions you deserve! Contact us today for more information about our services and to schedule an appointment!