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By Douglas C. Broad, D.Ch
May 27, 2014
Category: Flat Feet

Orthotics to Help Flat FeetAre your feet tired of waiting for the weather to warm up? They may be aching for a vacation, to feel the sand between their toes and the bliss that comes with wearing airy sandals. However, make sure the aching stops there. Before you retreat, think about how walking during your weekend getaway will affect your arches—or lack thereof. If you decide to head to the sunny south, consider your flat feet and orthotics.

Flat feet don’t normally cause problems, but they can put more stress on other parts of your body when they overpronate. When you’re walking long distances to get to the beach, the next tourist store, or the seafood restaurant, any extra pressure can be magnified. You might start to feel pain in your ankles, arches, calves, knees, hips, and back because your feet are rolling inward too much.

Now that you get the picture (and it’s not a pretty one) it would be a good time to think about custom orthotics. These rigid supports will keep you from overpronating. At Achilles Custom Orthotics & Footcare, we can create some added comfort that will slip right into your shoes, prevent your ankles from rolling in, and give you fast relief.

If you decide to get a shoe insert from the store, remember that orthotics cannot magically give you an arch. In fact, a thick-arched insert will only hurt your feet, since your structure isn’t designed for that. Look for a design with a deep heel cup to control motion, a slight arch to better direct pressure, and some metatarsal pads to cushion the stress on the front of your foot. Our custom orthotics are a better option—designed for your particular feet. Before your vacation, you’ll want to make sure that your flat feet and orthotics work together. Break them in by gradually increasing the amount of time you wear them.

If you have painful flat feet, schedule an appointment at Achilles Custom Orthotics & Footcare in Cambridge, ON, by calling (519) 624-4122. We can give your feet a “vacation” from any strain or pain!



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