The arches provide a very important structural and functional role in the feet, offering stability and allowing for forward and lateral movement. With each step, our feet roll forward while simultaneously rotating side to side, allowing the ball of the foot to propel the body into the next step.
However, not everyone’s arches are built the same. For example, many people have abnormally high or low arches. This isn’t necessarily painful, but it can affect the biomechanics of the feet and by extension the entire lower body. Mechanical problems can, in turn, cause a higher likelihood of the development of pain and injuries that can make it hard to accomplish everyday tasks.
Custom arch supports are an often-recommended treatment option that can offer many benefits to people who are trying to overcome pain or injury or just have improved biomechanics in the lower body.
Specific issues and injuries addressed by custom arch supports
Custom arch supports are created with data collected during a full biomechanical evaluation of the feet and the lower body. Whether a person has high or low arches, orthotic insoles can offer increased comfort and support and should ideally help with natural foot motion, instead of just blocking the arch. The right pair of custom arch supports can help with issues including:
- Overpronation, or excessive inward rotation of the feet
- Supination, which is when the feet roll outward
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinitis
By helping the motion of the feet, custom arch supports can also potentially help reduce pain and injury risk in other areas, including the ankles, knees, hips and even the lower back.
Biocorrect Custom Foot Orthotics Lab specializes in custom arch supports
Whether you choose our fully custom, semi-custom or ready-made orthotics, Biocorrect offers arch support that is designed by experts to promote your natural foot motion. Where other orthotics simply block the arch, our supports are made to the exact measurements and movements of your foot to ensure that the issue affecting you is being addressed.
Learn more about how our full product line can offer the arch support you need and select the option that’s right for you when you visit our online store today.