What exactly is an 'Arch Support'?
An 'Arch Support' is a device designed to restore your natural foot function. Many 'biomechanical' (walking) complaints such as heel pain, knee pain and lower back pain are caused by poor foot function. Arch support insoles re-align the foot and ankle bones to their neutral position, thereby restoring natural foot function. In turn this helps alleviate problems in other parts of the body.
In addition, Arch supports give a more even weight distribution, taking pressure of sore spots (e.g. the ball of the foot, corns in between toes, bunions etc) and they provide some shock absorption.
Who needs Arch supports?
Arch supports benefit people with foot/ leg pain or discomfort due to walking imbalance (biomechanical complaint). Imbalances such as flat feet, heel pain, knee pain and shin pain are known to cause pain and discomfort.
Can you wear the Arch Supports during all daily activities?
What specific conditions may be helped?
Below is a list of all the conditions that Arch Supports can help.
Achilles Tendonitis, Corns, Metatarsalgia, Sesamoiditis, Ankle Sprains, Flat Feet, Neuroma, Tendonitis, Arch Pain, Heel Pain, Pronation, Top of the foot pain, Bunions, Knee Pain, Shin Pain, Toe Pain.
Imbalance in your feet can alter the bony structure of your feet and lower legs.
Arch Supports have been proven to eliminate posture problems and foot and leg pain.
Do I need a doctor's prescription to order Arch Supports ?
No. Arch Supports are available in foot care stores and via internet sites.
Why do I need Arch Supports ?
Imbalances of the bones of the feet can result in abnormal foot motion (over pronation). This can impair foot function which can result in abnormal rotation of the legs and sometimes affects the knees, hips or back. If we combine these tremendous forces with the need for precise balance, we can see how small structural changes in the foot can make significant differences. Arch Supports help to improve those structural changes.
If I use Arch Supports will I become dependent on them?
No. Arch Supports simply allow the muscles, tendons and bones of the feet and lower legs to function at their highest potential.
Can Arch Supports reduce pronation and prevent sports injuries?
A project conducted at the NIKE Sport Research Laboratory studied the effects of orthotics on rear foot movement in running. Nine well-trained runners who wore orthotics were chosen as subjects. The results of the study indicated that orthotics reduced rear foot movement by roughly one degree or approximately nine percent of the amount found in runners not using orthotics. The average reduction of the maximum velocity of pronation was fifteen percent. Thus this study indicates that orthotics and insoles control over pronation which will treat and prevent many sporting injuries.
How long will my Arch Supports Last?
Usually between 12 to 18 months.
Does it take time to get used to Arch Supports ?
Your feet need time to adjust to the correct biomechanical (walking) position. Orthotics should be gradually used to begin with. During the first 48 hours of use, use the orthotics for approximately 3-4 hours. After this period of time it is recommended you use the orthotics for 6-8 hours. In the second week of use the orthotics can be utilized all day.
Dr Foot's Sport Insoles provide extra longitudinal support and cushioning. Forefoot extensions prevent movement of the insert, which is important during sporting activities.
The ideal insole for complete foot support, comfort, correct posture and mechanics. Dr Foot's insole is a unique foot support system intended to help relieve over pronation, while preventing foot strain and injury. A full-length, prescription like arch support prevents and treats foot pain. The result: control for feet rolling inward (over-pronation), which can pull the entire lower body out of alignment. A special fabric cover reduces slippage and heat, helping keep feet drier.
Dr Foot Pro insoles are designed to fit into normal shoes, lateral cutaway provides an easy fit for almost any type of shoe. The wearer will adjust quickly and find the device comfortable to wear. This insole provides the functionality and stability of the full length insole but can be placed into all types footwear for men and women.
They help reduce stress at key weight points, keep each foot properly aligned and cradle and stabilize your heels. A strategically placed heel insert made of poron foam absorbs the pounding foot shock of each step.
Dr Foot Pro 3/4 length insoles provide the support you need to insure prevention and treatment of sports injuries and foot pain such as bunions, ball of the foot pain, flat feet, neuroma, over pronation, heel pain and many other conditions.
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