How to Treat Flat Feet and Over Pronation

 

ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM COLLAPSED FOOT ARCHES?

As Dtfootwear strives to share information with you about foot ailments, we’ve more than once raised the point that your feet support your entire body. When it comes to your feet, nothing should be taken lightly or for granted.

A very common biomechanical phenomenon is Flat Feet, or Over-Pronation, which occurs during standing or walking, when a person’s arch collapses upon weight bearing.

CAUSES

There are many conditions that can cause flat feet and over-pronation. Common foot deformities and flexible muscle structure are the most frequent causes. The structure of the foot begins to collapse, causing the foot to flatten and adding stress to other parts of the foot.

Other conditions including obesity, pregnancy or repetitive pounding on a hard surface, can weaken the arch and lead to over-pronation.

SYMPTOMS

Often people with flat feet do not experience discomfort immediately, and some never suffer from any discomfort at all. However, when symptoms develop and become painful, walking becomes awkward and causes increased strain on the feet and calves. Over-pronation often leads to plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, metatarsalgia, tendonitis and/or bunions. In some cases over-pronation can affect your knees, hips and even lower back because when the foot pronates (flattens) it causes the leg to internally rotate, resulting in improper posture of the entire leg and back.

TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

Over-Pronation can be treated conservatively with orthotic insoles that are designed with appropriate arch support to prevent the over-pronation. Stability shoes that feature a firm heel counter and wide soles help reduce over-pronation, as well.

OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Rest
  • Strengthen your foot muscles through toe curls, heel raises, and other exercises to improve foot support, stability and shock absorption.
  • Do not walk barefoot – Always wear proper fitting and supportive shoes
  • Avoid running or other high-impact sports

If you still experience foot pain, and your quality of life is affected by over-pronation you should seek the help of a podiatrist.

Make sure you find the right shoe with the right closure system for you and all found at https://www.dtfootwear.com  and go to the main menu (above on the home page) and click the “Info Healthy Feet” section and scroll down to “DTF Orthotic Shoes  and view all the information that makes these shoes so much more or superior than any other line out on the internet. Then click styles and view all the great looks for Men and Women

Remeber 85 percent of our business is dealing with normal sizes but what makes us unique in the internet world is our added widths Narrow’s 4A, 2A ( for Ladies) B (Narrow) for Men to our extra -extra width widths of 9e 10e 14e for Men and Women. Then add those (1 to 3 sets) of FREE Heat Moldable Customize Inserts that makes our fit and support out of this world

Not too many, if any websites on the internet, carry the selection of widths that we offer Men and Women! That is 4A (8 styles of Slender for Women) 2A (43 styles and this is Narrow for Women), B (Narrow width for Men-8 styles to choose from – and B is also a Medium Width for Women), D, 2E, 3E, 4E, 5E, 6E, 7E, 9E, 10E and 14E widths for Men and Women

We have styles that go up to a 20 length for Men and 15 lengths for Women. We also are the ONLY WEBSITE ON THE INTERNET that offers FREE Heat Moldable Customize Inserts and that is 1 to 3 sets of them, If you want maximum comfort then you better start wearing these inserts. Remember, if your bottom of your feet hurt – you are not getting the proper support from your shoe and that involves the proper support or inserts.

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