Podiatrists offer arch supports to people with flat feet and those with fallen arches. Mr Brenden Brown of A Step Ahead Foot and Ankle Care clinic explains that they are recommended to help with the pains which may be experienced as result of the condition in the feet.
Arch supports can be purchased over the counter. You can also buy the custom made arch supports. As the name suggests, arch supports raise the feet arch; this reduces the pulling of muscles and tendons which are at the bottom of the foot.
The best arch supports recommended by podiatrists are the ones which focus on the three step system of feet care including maintenance, relaxation and exercise. First of all, the best arch supports should therefore use exercising supports. This will ensure the feet are repositioned to the right position.
Secondly, arch supports must make use of maintaining supports which maintain that right position. Thirdly, best arch supports use relaxer supports which provide gentler support so as to relax the feet. Relaxer supports are custom fitted by certified arch support fitters depending on the specific needs of each individual. There are also arch supports for children which are known as arch angels.
For all your Foot and Lower Limb Care needs, come and see us at:
A Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Care
24 Phillip Street, St Marys; or
Suite 4, 36 Woodriff Street, Penrith