Arch Supports

The Importance of Arches

Arches are a crucial structural feature of the feet because they have to absorb the bulk of the immense pressure the body creates during walking and running.

Many people, of all ages and flexibility, are affected by arch-linked conditions. Some people ‘supinate’ where the foot rolls too far outwards, others ‘over-pronate’ causing the foot to turn too far inwards.

Because both positions affect body alignment, they can result in pain and discomfort in the feet and other joints like knees, hips and spine.

Weight, age and even conditions like pregnancy can lead to flattening of the arches which often creates intense, painful pressure on the sides and soles of the feet.

In the examples above, proper arch support, in the form of orthotics, is essential in order to reduce pain and increase mobility.

Our custom-fitted arch supports which are moulded to the exact contours of your feet are proven to help alleviate pain improve comfort.

Arch Supports

Effective Arch Support from Foot Solutions

The key to providing effective arch-support involves wearing quality, well-constructed footwear fitted with special inserts, also known arch supports, orthotics or orthoses.

Arch supports, which are fitted within footwear, provide cushioning and support for the foot. This in turn improves posture and balance and helps absorb the impact generated during walking and running. Arch supports also reduce the painful effects of numerous conditions like bunions and plantar fasciitis.

At Foot Solutions Plymouth, we supply and expertly fit the most appropriate shoes and orthotics relevant to each individual’s requirements and lifestyle.

For some people, mass-made over-the-counter (OTC) arch supports, based on standard shoe sizes, can be effective.

For maximum comfort, support and mobility, we strongly recommend custom arch supports.

Foot Solutions Custom Arch Supports

At Foot Solutions Plymouth, we examine and accurately measure each foot and our highly-trained consultants conduct a comprehensive posture, gait and balance analysis. We use cutting-edge digital mapping technology to create a topographic map of each foot showing exactly which areas require additional support.

Our custom arch supports match the exact contours of customers’ feet, thus providing stability, improved posture and pain relief through the legs to the pelvis and lower back.

Here at Foot Solutions Plymouth, our custom arch supports can also be re-covered and adjusted for long-term use.

Expert fitting is essential for custom arch supports.

The Benefits of Arch Supports

Arch supports are highly effective in treating a wide range of conditions including:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Fallen arches
  • High arches
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Calluses
  • Hammer toes
  • Foot rotation
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Geriatric conditions
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Narrow/wide feet
  • Foot trauma

Additional Benefits of Arch Supports

  • Pain reduction
  • Improving stability and balance
  • Improving posture and body alignment issues
  • Increasing endurance and stamina
  • Reducing fatigue
  • Reducing athletic recovery time
  • Preventing overuse injuries
  • Reducing postural instability
  • Correcting biomechanical conditions