Orthotics - Who Needs Them?

Studies have shown that over 80% of us will experience some type of foot pain at some time during the year. For most of these people, this foot pain remains constant and without a remedy the condition will only worsen.

The leading cause of foot pain is due to over-pronation. Over-pronation is an inward rolling of the foot at the ankle. This angles our feet as we step or run which results in the outside of our heels striking first and pushes the arch downward. This constant pressure on the arch results in a dropped arch or collapsed arch as it is most commonly known.

Over-pronated feet are not properly aligned which means the foot arch cannot properly function as it should. This not only puts undue stress on the feet but also on the other joints such as ankles, knees, hips and back as they all try to compensate for the stress on the adjacent joints. It is a fact that most cases of joint pain, including back pain, are caused by improper foot support.

Second, look for a proven product that carries a good guarantee. Several good quality Orthotic Arch Support Insoles brands are available at a reasonable price. Spenco, Powerstep, Pedag and Sole are all reputable companies that offer an outstanding guarantee. All are proven products with track records of success in preventing foot disorders and alleviating pain from existing disorders.

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