$10 for $100 Toward Custom Orthotics and a Biomechanical Examination at Physiomobility Health Group

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  • $10 for $100 toward custom orthotics and a biomechanical examination

The Arch of the Foot: Stay Supportive

Replacing or repairing worn-out shoes is one way to protect your arches. Read on to learn why it’s important to take care of your foot bridges.

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, the average person takes between 8,000 and 10,000 steps a day. Over the course of a lifetime, in some estimates, that amounts to four trips around the earth. Each of those roughly 115,000 miles puts immense pressure on the arches of your feet, making it vital to maintain even arch support. Unsupported arches can cause the feet to rotate in or out as you walk, knocking knees and hips out of alignment and putting unnecessary pressure on the shins, thighs, pelvis, and back. Proper arch support keeps the foot's relatively weak muscles from over-extending, preventing fatigue and absorbing the constant shock.

When selecting a shoe, arch support should be a chief concern, especially if you have a job that requires standing for hours at a time, such as a waiter or statue. But because arch height varies from person to person and often changes—when you're pregnant, for instance—finding supportive shoes can be difficult. Over-the-counter shoe inserts and custom-made orthotics can help, and skilled cobblers can reshape shoes to add more support or cushioning. On the same note, much of the blame for uneven arches often lies in normal wear and tear, which can be remedied with another cobbling specialty: the addition of new heels or soles.

In a Nutshell

Professionals examine gait and foot structure before fitting clients with custom-made orthotics to help ease discomfort and improve posture

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per order. Appointment required. Must be 16 or older or be accompanied by an adult. Custom orthotics cannot be returned or refunded. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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