The foot is a precision piece of machinery which is fundamental for our movement and daily activities. The foot contains 26 bones including 2 sesamoids under the big toe. A network of muscles, tendons, and ligaments support bones and joints in the foot. Muscles give the foot its shape by holding the bones in position. Tendons connect muscles to bones and ligaments connect bone to bone.
Two conditions that affect foot stability are pronation and supination. While both are normal foot positions, over-pronation and over-supination are common causes of foot problems.
Over-pronation and/or over-supination can be easily corrected with proper orthotic arch supports such as Sof Sole Airr Orthotic Insoles, Superfeet Premium Insoles or Spenco Full-Length Orthotic Arch Supports. These arch supports offer firm arch support to help balance and stabilize the foot and help absorb shock.
Several other common conditions exist that are preventable and treatable with proper fitting quality insoles or orthotic arch supports are: Shin Splints, Heel Spurs, Bunions, Plantar Fasciitis, IT Band Syndrome, Metatarsalgia, Achilles Tendonitis, and Neuromas to name a few.