Sunday, August 29, 2010

Flat Feet - What Can Be Done About It?

“Flatfoot” (also known as pes planus) is a condition where the foot lacks an
arch on the inside. It is a very common condition as almost all children start out with little or no arch. Most kids eventually develop a normal arch; however, often people grow to maturity without the development of a normal arch.

Having feet with little or no arch causes the foot to over-pronate (bending of the foot) that frequently leads to severe discomfort; including, shin splints, inflammation of the heel and pain at the bottom of the foot. While it is not necessary to have an arch to walk, run or live normally, it is very common for people with little or no arch to have pain and discomfort that can lead to more serious problems. Since your feet are your foundation,foot problems can cause pain throughout the body. Over-Pronation, Over-Supination, or flattening of the arches is a major contributor to foot pain, knee pain, back pain and other spinal maladies.

Treatment and Prevention
When a confirmed flatfoot condition exists, a good orthotic arch support is recommended to relieve stress on the foot, tendons and heel areas. This is especially true for overweight or athletically active people. Spenco Orthotic Arch Supports can relieve and/or prevent ailments associated with flat feet by providing proper support to alleviate over-pronation. Spenco Orthotic Arch Supports help to correctly align, balance and stabilize the entire foot to help prevent pronation and supination.

Spenco Orthotic Arch Supports were awarded the prestigious Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association and carry a one year unconditional guarantee.

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