Why do I have pain in my arch?
- Arch pain can occur because of how one stands or walks.
- If your feet are not straight enough, this causes other muscles in the arch to work harder, therefore resulting in pain.
- Commonly caused by not wearing shoes with proper support or walking/standing for a long duration.
Causes of Arch Pain
Pronation vs. Overpronation
- Pronation refers to the normal movement of the ankle joint and allows the foot to act as a shock absorber.
- Overpronation is when the weight, while walking or running, is incorrectly distributed from the heel to the forefoot therefore causing the foot to excessively roll inwards.
- Supination (under-pronation) referes to the outward roll of the foot during abnormal motion.
How can Orthotics help with…
- Orthotics control and support the arches and assist the movement of the ankle joint.
- The delicate balance of outer/inner longitudinal arches and metatarsal arch will correctly stabilize the foot in a neutral position.
Overall pain in my arch
- Orthotics reduce the stretching of the arch and can help spread and absorb shock which eases stress on the foot.