Flat Feet/Fallen Arches

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Fallen Arches: Treatment and Managing the Pain

Having flat feet is very common with adults and children. Normally, adult feet have an upward curve in the middle of the foot, more commonly known as the arch. The arch on the foot is formed due to the pull of the tendons in the lower leg and in the foot.

However in some cases there is not enough pull from the tendons that results to flat feet in which there is an absence of the arch. Most of the time, we never really notice if we have flat feet or not but there is a very simple way of testing it. All you have to do is to wet your soles and step on a flat surface such as a concrete or unvarnished wooden surface, if you are flat footed, you will create a complete print of your foot.

Finding Relief in Foot Pain

There is a lot of immediate fallen arches treatment, mostly just to relieve pain. People who are flat footed may have a hard time exercising and sometimes the simple task of walking can cause pain. For most adults having a fallen arch can cause a nagging pain making it extremely hard to maintain cardiovascular health, be active, lose weight, and to live a healthy lifestyle.

One of the simple remedies in relieving foot pain is to resort to yoga, do stretching exercises, or use anti inflammatory medications. All of these are just first line therapy for fallen arches treatment.

Common Treatments

One of the most common fallen arches treatments is the use of shoe inserts that help support the fallen sole. The insert is molded into a shape of an insole and will help realign the feet and stabilize it to prevent future foot pain. If foot damage is severe your doctor may recommend surgery.

Shoe inserts and whole lot of other products that can help treat fallen arches are available at Good Feet. With the help of Good Feet, having flat feet is never a problem anymore and you can finally find the perfect solution to fallen arches.