Podiatrist meets with clients to create custom-made inserts that provide support for feet, assist with movement, and relieve discomfort
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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.