Arch Supports

The Importance of Arches

Arches are a vitally important structural feature of our feet because they absorb the bulk of the significant pressure our bodies create when we walk or run.

Many people, young and old, flexible and inflexible are affected by conditions linked to arches. Some people ‘over-pronate’ leading to the foot rotating too far inwards, whilst others may ‘supinate’ when the foot rolls too far outward.

Both positions can affect body alignment and lead to pain or discomfort in the feet and surrounding joints, including knees, hips and the back.

Age, weight and life-stage conditions like pregnancy may also cause flattening of the arches which in turn puts painful pressure on the soles and sides of the feet.

In all the above cases, orthotics which can provide proper support for the arches are essential in order to minimise pain and maximise mobility.

We are confident that our custom-fitted, custom-crafted arch supports will help you alleviate pain and live more comfortably.

Arch Supports

Effective Arch Support from Foot Solutions

Providing effective support for arches involves a combination of quality, well-constructed, properly fitted footwear worn in conjunction with special inserts, also known arch supports, orthotics or orthoses.

Arch supports fit inside shoes and, by cushioning and supporting the foot, they improve posture and balance and help absorb the impact generated by walking and running. Arch supports also minimise the effects of numerous painful conditions including plantar fasciitis and bunions.

Foot Solutions supply and expertly fit the most appropriate orthotics for each person’s individual needs and circumstances

Over-the-counter (OTC) arch supports which are based on standard shoe sizes, can be effective for some people.

However, for maximum comfort, support and mobility, custom arch supports are strongly recommended.

Foot Solutions Custom Arch Supports

Because Foot Solutions custom-made arch supports are tailored to match the exact contours of the feet, they provide rapid and long-term symptom relief and improved stability to the pelvis and lower back.

Foot Solutions custom arch supports can also be re-covered and adjusted for long-term use.

An expert fitting service is essential for custom arch supports.

At Foot Solutions we examine and accurately measure each foot and our highly-trained consultants conduct a comprehensive posture, gait and balance analysis. Then, using sophisticated digital mapping technology, we create a topographic map of each foot to determine exactly which areas need additional support.

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