Here is something interesting or not… if you are a runner… you should know that arch support insoles or orthotics are a simple enough concept, they are inserts that are placed inside the shoe and are designed to make shoes comfortable and assist in helping the wearer achieve the correct foot shape required for pain free walking and standing as well as optimal posture. How do they do this? Look at your foot, most people have a natural arch in the shape of the foot and this allows you to walk around without causing pain to the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the tendon between the achilles heel and the toes. A deformed plantar fascia leading to a flat foot causing strain upon the heel bone as well as leading to inflammation on the ball of the foot. This pain leads to stiff and bad posture leading to further knee and back pain. The answer is simple, correct the arch of the foot, cushion and support it, the end result is pain relief and a return to good standing posture.
Arch supports are simple, affordable and effective. They can really help to ease foot pain and reduce strain on the lower back and knees. Everyone should wear orthotics to prevent issues with the plantar fascia and reduce everyday wear and strain upon the joints. Prevention is often better than the cure.
Arch support insoles come in different shapes and sizes. Some are custom made, others are mass produced for the market. Mass produced orthotics usually can be cut down to the desired size. Orthotics not only help to support the feet but they are made of special foam and plastics that are designed for superior comfort and protection of the feet. Normal standard insoles are truelly inferior to a well made orthotic.
Whatever your reason for wearing orthotics, it can be plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, we know you will be pleased when you purchase a good pair of orthotics.