Arch supports are a type of shoe insert that help support the arches of the feet.
Arch supports are important because they are function and offer protection for your feet. Your feet support your entire body while you are standing so it is important that you keep them protected and supported. Arch supports align the entire body by placing the feet where they are supposed to be aligned to.
Benefits of Arch Supports
- Decrease / prevent pain in the arches
- Evenly distribute pressure
- Prevent arches from harm (such as plantar fasciitis or fallen arches)
- Provide stability and balance
- Absorb shock
- Reduce the load on the Achilles tendon
Who Needs Arch Supports?
Those who have an active lifestyle or are always on their feet should try arch supports.
If your podiatrist sees that it is needed they may order custom orthotics made specifically for your feet. These arch supports are molded specifically for your feet and provide the most beneficial outcomes.
Over the Counter Arch Supports
There are also over the counter arch supports that are significantly beneficial in reducing pain and supporting the arch.
Here at Renaissance Foot and Ankle Center we sell a couple brands of the over the counter arch supports. Give us a call at (301) 441 – 2655 to see if we have your size in the office.
Feel free to stop by the office to purchase a pair!