Arch Supports for High Arches and Flat Feet
The human foot has two longitudinal arches and one transverse arch which are formed by the tarsal & metatarsal bones. The ligaments and tendons of the foot support them. Our arches act as “shock absorbers” or bearing the weight of the body and taking the brunt of the impact produced during each step during walking and running functions.
High Arches & Flat Feet
Problems that can arise with the arch are generally related to High Arches & Flat Feet. Our foot arches are developed typically at around the age of 2-3 years of age; flat feet during infancy is normal for our feet. As we age, the weight and stress our feet endure daily slowly begin to take a toll on our physical health. What starts as foot pain can gradually morph into the ankle, knee, and back discomfort.
High Arches can appear and become worse as we get older. With this higher arch, the ability of the foot to provide shock absorption while walking is weakened and increases stress on the heel and ball of the foot. Symptoms can include foot pain, which radiates to the leg, ankle, hip, and thigh. This discomfort can travel up the leg and back due to the unusually high stress placed on the heel area during the heel strike of our gait cycle. High Arch pain and discomfort are managed by providing support for the foot through sole supporting inserts such as Corefit. Reducing the amount of weight the foot has to bear, via overall weight loss can also improve the symptoms. Over the counter foam or gel arch supports are often too soft to give the feet any measurable support or stability. Corefit Custom Arch Support Inserts provide the foot firm stability and shock-absorbing resistance. This, in turn, allows your feet to walk and run with significant foot, ankle, and back pain relief.
Collapsed or Flat Arches often occur as a result of extreme stress imposed on the foot. Since tight tendons form our arches, injury or trauma can collapse the arch of a foot, causing Flat Arches (flat feet). Symptoms can include foot or ankle pain after prolonged activity. Podiatrists generally recommend treatment, which consists of the use of arch-supporting inserts for shoes. Corefit Custom Moldable Arch Supports help provide this support to the foot by lending a pronounced zone of customized arch stabilization to the foot and extending the legs, hips and back.