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How to Tell if You Need Arch Support

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Foot pain isn’t uncommon. However, foot pain should always be addressed, or damage to your foot could continue. A lot of foot pain can be solved with simply implementing proper arch support in your shoes. It can be hard to determine the culprit of your foot pain, so here’s how to tell if you need arch support.

How to Tell if You Need Arch Support

  • Foot Pain or Swelling – If you are experiencing foot pain or swelling from just performing average daily activities, you should visit a foot clinic immediately. You shouldn’t have to live in pain, especially when there is potentially a simple solution such as proper arch support.
  • Flat Fleet or High Arch – If you flat feet, or a small arch, you likely experience foot pain and your foot may be rolling inward. If you have a high arch, you may be experiencing calluses, toe issues, and increased pain. By implementing arch support in both instances, you can quickly relieve your pain and increase your comfort.
  • Balance Issues – In older adults, it’s possible for your arches to collapse and result in a flat foot type condition. Flat feet can be painful if not supported and can cause significant balance issues. Consider using arch support to correct the pain and increase balance.
  • Uneven Show Wear – If you begin to notice that your shoes are wearing unevenly, you likely need arch support. With one look at your shoes, a specialist can determine where you are needing support and can correct it with proper arch support.

We hope these signs will help you determine if you’re in need of arch support. If you have any questions regarding arch support, and the services we provide, please contact us at Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic today!