There are three arches in each foot, two that travel the length of the foot and one that goes across. These structures are critical structural and mechanical elements of the feet, allowing them to support the weight of the entire body while performing a full range of motion. Everything including standing, walking, running and jumping would not be possible without the arches.
While many people have a relatively normal structure for the arches, some of us have irregularities such as low arches (flat feet) or very high arches. These differences are not generally painful by themselves and they can develop for a wide variety of reasons, including genetics, developmental reasons, injury and age-related degeneration.
Benefits of custom arch supports
People with high or low arches can be at a higher risk for developing foot pain and it can even contribute to injuries throughout the lower body by throwing off the natural alignment of the feet. This is where custom arch supports can come in. As part of an orthotic insole, the right level of arch support can help address these biomechanical issues for increased comfort and support.
Crafting a custom arch support requires consulting with an expert who can create an accurate casting of your foot that contains the exact measurements of your arches and other critical structural features. Once the arches receive proper and natural support, wearers can enjoy the following benefits:
- Better foot alignment, including decreased overpronation.
- More evenly distributed pressure, taking stress off the forefoot and heels.
- A more efficient lower kinetic chain that can reduce strain on the ankles, knees, hips and lower back.
Biocorrect Custom Orthotics Lab offers a whole-foot solution
If you’re looking for custom arch supports that don’t just block the arches, but instead promote the natural mechanics of the foot. Biocorrect has state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of needs. Orthotics that just offer arch support may temporarily relieve pain, but they can potentially cause problems down the road by continuing to disrupt your biomechanics. The Biocorrect difference is that our experts provide a fully customized foot orthotic system engineered to address and treat biomechanical imbalances of the entire body.Learn more about our full line of fully custom and semi-custom foot orthotics when you visit our convenient online store today.