The term arch pain (often referred to as arch strain) refers to an inflammation and/or burning sensation at the arch of the foot. The plantar fascia is a broad band of fibrous tissue located along the bottom surface of the foot, that runs from the heel to the forefoot. Plantar fasciitis is caused by excessive stretching of the plantar fascia, usually due to over-pronation (flat feet).
The inflammation caused by the plantar fascia being stretched away from the heel, often leads to pain in the heel and arch areas. The pain is often extreme in the morning when an individual first gets out of bed or after a prolonged period of rest.The primary cause of arch pain is over pronation. This can be controlled via insoles. People suffering with arch pain whom have been forced to live with the pain no longer have to put up with this condition while standing, walking or running. View the Dr Foot's insoles range.
Orthotic Proof Sources and Safety Data.
The use of foot orthotics has been researched and tested by leading institutions around the world, and is widely accepted in the medical community. Foot orthotics/ foot insoles are used in both public and private hospitals and clinics.
Clinical studies and field research verify the value of orthotics in preventing and treating arch pain while improving the structural integrity of the ligaments and muscles around the ankle. Flexible orthotics control foot motion without restricting function and creating compensatory movement in other structures.
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
Anthony RJ (1991) The Manufacture and Use of Functional Foot Orthoses.
Valmassey R (1998) Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Extremity.
Whing W , Zernicke R(1998). Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury.
Journal of Applied Biomechanics
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Having feet that are flat or pronated means that the arch of your foot is collapsed or lowered. This collapsing of the long arch of the foot can lead to arch pain. Misalignment of the fragile bones of the feet leads to arthritic pain, ligament destabilization, tendonitis and severe fasciitis.
Insoles (orthotics) are designed to raise the arch, realign the foot, reduce pain and distribute weight evenly which also minimizes strain to the knees and spine.
Dr Foot's Insoles work wonders on problem-prone feet. These Insoles are biomechanically engineered to help relieve arch pain. The contoured shape supports your feet in two directions, both lengthwise and across the arch, for maximum relief of pain and fatigue. The special poron heel cushion built into the insole helps to reduce shock absorption. Dr Foot Insoles are engineered to combat over pronation and provide greater stability and maximum support. Ideal for patients seeking arch support for the treatment of arch pain
"As you could imagine, enduring long hours on a gym on a particularly hard tred mill it can be a strain on your legs as well as your feet.
I find these insoles very absorbing and comfortable and recommend them to any sports fanatic or anybody who plays sport."
Mr M Davies Scotland, U.K
"I am writing to tell you how happy I am with your insoles. On two separate occasions I have had professionally fitted orthotics. Both were rigid and intolerable to wear.
In addition to being flat-footed, I have traumatic arthritis in my left ankle. Prior to purchasing your insoles, I thought surgery was the only option for the constant pain when I walked. To my surprise and happiness, both my feet and my left ankle have quit hurting. Your insoles are a God-send."
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"...looking forward to receiving my second pair of Dr Foot Work Insoles as they have done wonders for my feet. I've been working up to 11-12 hr. a day in a packing factory and have had no pain in my arch area, they feel great!"