Foot Pain and Orthotics. With all the different products advertised for relief of foot pain and deformities, picking the right one for your needs can be confusing and difficult. The truth is there are quite a few people that suffer from foot ailments who are anxiously looking for a solution – some willing to try anything. It is also sadly true that the vast majority of products currently sold as foot pain solutions are useless, especially in regards to eliminating the problem long-term. So how do you find what is right and effective for you?
The main problem: Over-Pronation (Flat Feet) If you are like the majority of people with some degree of arch loss, either from birth or over time, there are some critical facts you need to know before you can make an informed decision. All of the common foot problems, such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, calluses and corns, etc. are usually caused by the lack of enough arch in the foot when were are standing, walking, and running (weight-bearing activities). There are a number of reasons why most of us have some degree of flat feet, but mostly it comes down to body weight, gravity, and concrete. The first two are constantly flattening the foot down against the hard surfaces we live on. The ligaments that support the bones of the foot get stretched out and our arches drop. Call for an appointment today!