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What Are Fallen Arches?

What Are Fallen Arches?

If you have looked at the bottom of your foot at any point in your life, you probably have seen that your foot has a gentle curve along the sole. That is the arch of your foot. Not sure you’re seeing an arch at all? You may have fallen arches, which are also known as flat feet. Here is more information about fallen arches, and how you can get relief from fallen arches through supportive footwear.

About Fallen Arches

If you have been told you have fallen arches, it means the bottom of your feet are flat, or nearly flat. Flat feet are not a disease, and you probably weren’t born with them. People usually get flat feet as they get older, but your feet may become flat due to injury, or even genetics. You may start noticing your flat feet when your feet begin to ache. You may notice aching or tiredness in your flat feet the more you walk. You may also develop heel pain, or pain in the ball of your foot. While your aching feet might be resolved with simply putting your feet up, you may need additional foot support.

Luckily, there are arch supports available for your fallen arches. You may want to get arch supports to place in your shoes, which will help your foot into its natural shape, and reduce aching in your foot. Also, you may want to take a look at your footwear. If you have shoes such as ballet flats that don’t offer arch support, you may want to purchase footwear that offers more support.

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