The answer to this question can vary from person to person. In general, figuring out if you need arch support comes down to finding out if you have low or high arches.
Both of these issues are common ones. Low arches are also called flat feet, and one medical study reports that nearly 27% of the people surveyed had flat feet. High arches are nearly as common; medical researchers reveal that up to about 26% of the people surveyed in one study had high arches.
A certified pedorthist can help you learn how to tell if you need increased arch support in your shoes. Additionally, these specialists can help you find custom orthotics that can help improve arch support.
Three signs that help you know if you need increased arch support
There are certain signs that podiatrists and pedorthists look for when they think you might need more arch support. A few of these signs are:
Biocorrect can help you learn if you need increased arch support
Still not sure if you need increased arch support? Our team of certified pedorthists at Biocorrect can help you determine if you need it. We can test your gait, or how your body moves when you walk or run. Additionally, our specialists will take a foam impression of your feet.
This impression can help us learn if you have flat feet or high arches. Then, we’ll use the impression and data we’ve gathered to build you a set of custom orthotics that provide exactly the right level of arch support.
Contact us today to sign up for an appointment with one of our pedorthists or check out our online store to see all our products.