Treating Flat Feet With Shoe Inserts
Flat feet or the condition also known as fallen arches is a painful condition which affects both young and old alike. It is also a condition which can lead to other serious complications affecting the patient’s feet and other areas of the body. The problem arises due to the pressure which is applied during walking being improperly being distributed to other parts of the foot.
Treatment of this disorder depends on the severity of the condition, level of discomfort and pain, and presence of other related complications. A podiatrist may begin treatment by suggesting some stretching exercises to better adjust the heel cord. Specially designed high arch insoles could also be used for this purpose. If properly chosen they would help the patient move more comfortably, alleviate pain, and also extend the lifespan of footwear.
Most Popular Shoe Inserts Currently Available
Dr Foot’s sports and work insoles
This is a very popular type of insole used to provide arch support to prevent and treat the condition of excess pronation. The type of support offered is extra longitudinal cushioning and support. They are mostly recommended for runners to prevent sports injuries from occurring due to lack of adequate arch support. If the right amount of stability and support are not offered they could lead to complicated injuries such as neuroma, over pronation and pain in the ball of the foot. These shoe insoles also have a special fabric covering which has a cooling effect reducing discomfort which often arises when wearing insoles. This also prevent slipping and absorbs moisture to keep feet dry and clean.
Sole Insoles DK Signature Edition
This is yet another popular brand offering high quality arch support insoles for flat feet. They are also designed to provide pain relief for those suffering from other medical conditions such as calluses, bunions, knee pain, plantar fasciitis and corns. They provide relief by properly aligning feet to gain the proper posture. What’s unique in this product is that it is constructed in three layers using heat moldable technology. The topmost layer acts as a protective layer imparting antimicrobial properties to help remove foot odor, and repelling moisture. The insoles also have dual density construction. The higher density are under the heel and arch areas give more support and stability, whereas the lower density area under the ball of the foot and toes provide cushioning.