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Foot Levelers Orthotic Shoes FAQs

Foot Levelers Orthotic Shoes FAQs

Are good arch supports custom-made?

Yes. For arch supports to be effective, they must be custom-made. Just like everyone has a different face, your foot anatomy is unique to you. Therefore, the concept of “one size fits all” does not apply when it comes to arch supports.

While it is easy to find off-the-rack arch supports, these products are designed to fit only general foot shapes. As a result, it is highly unlikely that your feet will conform precisely to pre-made, mass-produced arch supports. Instead, you can benefit from quality arch support tailored to your distinct feet. This arch support can come in the form of orthotic shoes or custom orthotic inserts for your existing shoes.

Additionally, Foot Levelers provides patented custom arch support for all three of the arches on your feet. Many people don’t realize that the human foot has not one but three arches, and all of your arches need support for maximum comfort. You won’t find this level of three-arch support in generic orthotics, and you certainly won’t receive optimal arch support without custom-made orthotics. 

Do special, custom-made orthotics shoes help with plantar fascia?

Absolutely. The plantar fascia is a ligament, or specialized connective tissue, located near the soles of your feet. This tissue serves an important purpose in walking and running.

The plantar fascia forms the arches of your feet. Furthermore, since the plantar fascia runs the entire length of the foot - from heel to toe - this tissue serves as the foundation for the foot’s entire bottom surface.

Unfortunately, the plantar fascia often becomes inflamed in a condition called plantar fasciitis. The symptoms of plantar fasciitis include heel pain, intense pain throughout the feet, and pain upon first walking after waking. Runners and joggers are particularly susceptible to plantar fasciitis, as are those with abnormally high arches.

Repetitive stress is one of the chief causes of plantar fasciitis, but you don’t have to be a marathon runner to suffer from this condition. Typical, everyday walking can eventually result in plantar fasciitis if you lack good arch support.

Custom orthotic shoes are an excellent method of preventing and reducing the pain and discomfort of plantar fasciitis. When you have quality orthotics that are personalized for your unique foot anatomy, your plantar fascia is under less strain from the constant impacts of walking and running. Less strain means less irritation, leading to a more active lifestyle and pain-free feet. 

Are custom orthotics worth it for flat feet?

Definitely yes. Pes planus, better known as flat feet, is a condition that affects a significant number of people. Having flat feet means that you have no visible arch to your feet when standing, and the entire surface of your foot is in contact with the ground. As you may guess, flat feet can lead to considerable discomfort and trouble with walking and running.

Everyone is born with flat feet. Arches begin to develop in early childhood, but roughly 20% of children do not have their arches form correctly. These individuals may have no apparent symptoms until they reach maturity. Additionally, flat feet may appear in adulthood even if arches have previously developed normally.

Causes of flat feet as an adult may include injury or accident, diabetes, and arthritis. The most common symptoms of flat feet are muscle cramps and pain in the feet and lower legs, altered gait (how you walk), and toe drift - where your toes begin to splay and your feet may point outwards. Naturally, toe drift can prevent you from wearing regular shoes and cause significant difficulty with walking and running.

Problems with flat feet rarely require surgical correction. Instead, orthopedists often recommend custom shoe orthotics to help form and support arches. The cost of custom orthotic shoes designed especially for your feet is undoubtedly worth the many benefits. Custom, high-quality orthotic shoes can help relieve foot pain and discomfort that may occur in the calves, knees, thighs, hips, and back.

Overall, quality shoe orthotics are not a short-term investment. Instead, Foot Leveler orthotics are comfortable, durable, and they can provide you with years of the relief and support you need. Quality, custom orthotics easily save you money in the long term by providing immediate and lasting comfort.

If you’re suffering from flat feet, plantar fasciitis, back pain, or other difficulties, you owe it to yourself to meet with a healthcare provider who offers Foot Levelers. They can help you determine the right custom orthotic insert or orthotic shoes for you.

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