You may have recently learned that flatfoot affects approximately 40% of the population. While not everyone with flatfoot or fallen arches will experience pain, symptomatic flat feet can be helped with the use of orthotics.
Orthotics restore and maintain your foot’s best alignment. They can support the plantar fascia from the strain of flatfoot. Orthotics can also correct overpronation (a rolling inward of the ankle due to lack of arch support).
Orthotics should be custom made to correct for each individual’s unique needs. Orthotics for flatfoot help correct motion which means they are generally semi-flexible. When choosing an orthotic type for your flatfoot, your podiatrist will combine evidence-based medicine with clinical outcomes to guide their choices.
If you have flatfoot or fallen arches and are experiencing pain or discomfort, custom orthotics may be the answer for you. Visit the FAAWC today to discuss your options with a podiatrist. You can be cast for orthotics on your first appointment and they will be delivered to your door in a matter of weeks. Relief from flatfoot pain is possible. Call 740.363.4373 today!